February 27, 2009
With Albert Haynesworth off the market, T.J. Houshmandzadeh becomes the biggest-name free agent out there. And as is the case with all wide receivers with two hands and a desire to switch teams, Philadelphia is the team most often mentioned in conjunction with him.
Adding some fuel to that fire, Houshmandzadeh reportedly sent the following text message to 905 ESPN Radio in Philadelphia:
"I don't know what's gonna happen, but if they want me, I will be an Eagle tomorrow."
And somewhere, Andy Reid and Jeff Lurie hear news of the text message and say, "Thanks a lot, jerkface."
Because now, if the Eagles end up not signing Houshmandzadeh, it looks like the reason for it is that they just didn't want to.
You know what I think? I think they don't want to. I think it's not a coincidence that the Eagles never seem to have a strong receiving corps, because it's just not a position on which they place a high value. I think that's organizational philosophy.
I could be wrong, of course. Maybe they desperately want to pick up a great wide receiver, and they just always fail.
I'm like Housh; I don't know what's going to happen, either. But the fact that he sent that particular text message leads me to believe that the Eagles have not contacted him to express an interest. And if 12 hours of free agency have already gone by, and the Eagles have yet to say to Houshmandzadeh, "Yes, we'd like you to be an Eagle," then they're probably not going to.
Gracias, Bleacher Report.
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