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T.J. Houshmandzadeh Visiting Patriots, Reportedly Wants To Sign With Colts

How about an update on T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Would you all like that?

Well, since late last week, it was confirmed by Rich Smith that Houshmandzadeh was in Indianapolis to negotiate a one-year deal with the Colts. Over the weekend, rumor spread that 'Housh' was undecided between the Colts and Vikings. He apparently wants to play for the Colts, but the Vikings are offering more money (a pretty obvious ploy to get the Colts to up their offer, me thinks).

According to Smith, the Colts almost had Housh, but the Vikings swooped in and made a bigger offer. The Vikings did this earlier this month with Charlie Johnson, who very much wanted to re-sign with the Colts.

Today, we also have news that Houshmandzadeh is visiting and working out for the Patriots. I guess New England decided to up the Vikes' offer.

It's worth noting that before the Colts signed Tommie Harris, he visited and worked out for the Patriots. The other thing to note about New England is that Chad Ochocinco is on their roster. Chad and T.J. formed an impressive receiving duo in Cincinnati back in the late-2000s.

The Colts don't like it when players use them to prompt 'bidding wars' with other teams over their services. Thus, I personally think it's now doubtful Housh signs with Indy. They made him an offer. They likely have no interest in increasing it. He can either take it, or go to Minnesota or New England.