T.J. Houshmandzadeh has signed a 1 year deal with the Baltimore Ravens today. In order to make room on the Ravens roster, the team traded Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams for a late round draft pick.
For the Ravens, they upgraded with a better receiver. I believe Houshmandzadeh will produce good numbers, not quite the numbers as to what he put up in Cincinnati, but good numbers for a number two receiver. Especially when the Ravens have so many weapons.
As i expressed in my NFL predictions, I expect big things from Ravens QB Joe Flacco. And Houshmandzadeh is a better player then Mark Clayton. This will help Flacco in completions.
This move only helps the Ravens chances of getting to the Super Bowl. Derrick Mason and Donte Stallworth are also available for big plays.
As for St. Louis, they also upgraded with a new number one receiver to help the development of Sam Bradford. This move may even translate into one or two more wins this year.
Regardless, I still expect the Rams to take a WR in round one next year. Most likely A.J. Green from Georgia.
Mark Clayton who is on the last year of his contract.
Both teams got better today.