The 49ers suffered another injury at the Wide Receiver position on Sunday when Joshua Morgan went down with a broken leg that could keep him out the remainder of the season.
General Manager Trent Baalke and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh indicated the team would bring in another WR before the team travels to Detroit for it’s week 6 showdown in Motown.
Baalke was even asked today whether he would consider bringing back Terrell Owens or possibly even Randy Moss and said nothing was out of the question.
Well it seems the 49ers work fast! In a tweet by his agent J.R.Rickert it was announced that 34 year old WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh would try out for the team today. Houshmandzadeh last played for coach Harbaugh’s brother Jon in Baltimore with the Ravens last season, and had 30 catches for 398 yards and three touchdowns.
Add Chris Chambers to the list of veteran’s being considered for the 49ers open WR position. Chambers who played for the Chiefs last season fits the bill of what the 49ers want in Morgan’s replacement. A big, strong receiver with blocking ability to assist in the run game. It will be interesting over the next 24-48 hours to see if the team brings in any other vets for try outs or signs one of the 2 they brought in today to a contract. Either way expect a move to be made sooner rather than later.
Houshmandzadeh isn’t far removed from being one of the NFL’s better receivers. Last season was the first year in his previous six season TJH failed to reach the 70 catch mark. Houshmandzadeh would seem to be the best fit for the team right now in need of veteran that can step in, learn the offense and serve as the 4th WR in Detroit. Unlike Owens and Moss Housh is seen as a great teammate and wouldn’t be any distraction to the 49ers locker room.
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