Seahawks cut Houshmandzadeh

The release of T.J. Houshmandzadeh came amid several moves by the Seahawks as they cut their roster...

The release of T.J. Houshmandzadeh came amid several moves by the Seahawks as they cut their roster to the league limit of 53. (JONATHAN FERREY/Getty Images)

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RENTON, WA - Veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was given the boot by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday after spending just one season with the team.

The release of Houshmandzadeh came amid several moves by the Seahawks, as they reached the NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit to meet a Saturday afternoon deadline.

Houshmandzadeh, who was signed to a lucrative free agent deal by Seattle prior to the 2009 season, posted 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns in his lone campaign with the Seahawks. A 2007 Pro Bowl selection with Cincinnati, Houshmandzadeh has 586 catches for 6,693 yards and 40 touchdowns over his NFL career.

The Seahawks terminated the contracts of six additional veterans: wide receivers Brandon Jones and Ruvell Martin, defensive lineman Amon Gordon, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler, quarterback J.P. Losman, and defensive end James Wyche. They also released running back Louis Rankin, tight end Nick Tow-Arnett, offensive linemen Mitch Erickson, Jeff Byers, Joe Toledo and Jacob Phillips, defensive lineman Rob Rose, linebacker Joe Pawelek, cornerbacks Marcus Brown and Cord Parks, and safety Jamar Adams.

Also Saturday, the team released and reached an injury settlement for defensive end Nick Reed, terminated the contract and reached an injury settlement for defensive lineman Jonathan Lewis, and placed linebacker Leroy Hill on the reserve/suspended list.

The Seahawks were also jolted with the news of the resignation of offensive line coach Alex Gibbs on Saturday. Art Valero will be elevated from assistant offensive line coach to the head job for the season opener next Sunday for a home game against the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers.


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