It's been reported today that TJ Houshmandzadeh has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year, league-vet minimum contract. The move comes as a bit of a surprise as the Ravens had not been reported to be in the hunt for Houshmandzadeh. It was rumored Saturday evening after his release that TJ himself had claimed to have narrowed his options down to the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. The St. Louis Rams had been highly interested in Houshmandzadeh as well, as they're hurt with the absence of Donny Avery and in need of a weapon for new starter rookie QB and #1 overall 2010 draft pick Sam Bradford.
Houshmandzadeh figures to play outside opposite Anquan Boldin, who joined the team this offseason. Derrick Mason is expected to draw more time in the slot where the Ravens can better utilize his mastered route-running and speed. The Ravens expect Dante Stallworth to rejoin the team in a few weeks while he recovers from an injury. QB Joe Flacco is now surrounded by an incredible amount of talent and weapons.