Ravens ink Houshmandzadeh

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, Last Updated: 3:37 PM ET

OWINGS MILLS, MD - The Baltimore Ravens added depth to the wide receiver position by agreeing to contract terms with T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

A report from NFL Network says the deal is thought to be for one year and $855,000.

Several teams were reportedly in the mix for the wide receiver, including St. Louis, Oakland and Washington.

The move was necessary after wide receiver Donte Stallworth suffered a broken foot in the preseason and is expected to be sidelined up to eight weeks.

The 32-year-old Houshmandzadeh became available when he was released by Seattle on Saturday. He played only one season with the Seahawks after signing a four-year $40 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed in March of 2009.

A seventh-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, Houshmandzadeh had 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games last season. He is expected to serve as the No. 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason.

Over nine NFL seasons, Houshmandzadeh has caught 586 passes for 6,693 yards with 40 touchdowns in 121 games -- 90 starts -- with Cincinnati and Seattle.

The Ravens also traded wide receiver Mark Clayton and an undisclosed draft pick to the St. Louis Rams for a future undisclosed draft choice.

The former Oklahoma product had spent each of his first five seasons in the league with the Ravens and caught 234 passes for 3,116 yards and 12 touchdowns over 76 games, 59 of them starts.


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