Brad Childress Puts Brakes on T.J. Houshmandzadeh Talk

Yesterday, a Fox affiliate in Milwaukee reported that the Vikings had signed former Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

The report was immediately disputed by almost everyone else covering the Vikings.

In this case, almost everyone else turned out to be right, and the Fox report turned out to be wrong.  Night fell on cut down Saturday and Housh was not a member of the Vikings.

Even the people who shot down the original report had to admit that the Vikes probably were at least interested in Housh, and some speculated that a signing could happen on Sunday.

But now Brad Childress has weighed in on the matter.  The Vikings coach says the team has no interest in Houshmandzadeh “right now.”  So that puts an end to the speculation.

For now.

The fact remains that, as we speak, the Vikings have only 4 healthy receivers on their roster.  I seriously doubt that they intend going into the Saints game with that number.  So, at some point – hopefully soon – they will have to find another guy who can catch the ball.

Unless they plan on running it 40 times.

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