All those rumors and "reports" of free agent receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh working out for the Raiders over the weekend and taking a physical on Tuesday?
More trick than treat, it turns out.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson told reporters following Monday's first post-bye practice that Houshmandzadeh did not, in fact, work out on Sunday. Rather, he will do so on Tuesday.
Houshmandzadeh, 34, has a history with both Jackson (he was his position coach in Cincinnati from 2004 through 2006) and new Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. In fact, it was with Palmer under center that Houshmandzadeh had a career year in 2007, catching an NFL-high 112 passes for 1,143 yards and 12 touchdowns.
But he tailed off in 2010 with Baltimore, catching just 30 passes for 398 yards and three TDs.