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    NFL.com Blogs Blog Archive Bengals face decision with Houshmandzadeh

    Cincinnati has a Pro Bowl wide receiver about to become a free agent and a franchise tag at its disposal. But don’t look for the Bengals to slap the tag on free-agent-to-be wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

    Last year Cincinnati used its franchise tag — and the corresponding $7.455 million salary — on offensive tackle Stacy Andrews. But on one of Sunday’s final plays during Cincinnati’s win over Cleveland, Andrews damaged his right knee enough that it will impact his value on the free-agent market, and it could likely mean the Bengals no longer will franchise him.

    So the Bengals could throw Andrews’ former tag on Houshmandzadeh, yet a league source said Cincinnati wouldn’t. Houshmandzadeh is 31 years old, and if Cincinnati wants him, it will attempt to sign him to a long-term deal, something it previously has tried to do but failed.

    But don’t look for Andrews’ tag to go on Houshmandzadeh.
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    Brady, Moss, TJ, Welker 09!
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    he might end up with the colts as well with harrison fading.
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    We have too many other needs on defense, as well as players we should be trying to lock up long term to make a big splash on a WR. Moss and Welker are just fine for me.
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    #12 Jersey

    That would be far too much $$$ tied up in WR.
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    i see tj in phili with the iggles or some other team desperate for wr
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    I think we'll resign Gaffney and Aiken and load up on D. We need depth at WR, but we don't need starters. Be nice to see most of the fresh blood come from young FA's or the Draft, and see the team come out of the gate young and nasty for the remainder of TFB's tenure.

    Housh would be fun, but he's 31 and isn't the exceptional talent Randy is.

    Give me Nmamdi instead any day.
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