Inside The Bills

Coles likely waiting for big WR shoe to drop

Posted by Chris Brown on March 2, 2009 – 3:54 pm

Even though the Miami Dolphins have reportedly told the Laveranues Coles’ camp they are not interested at all in his services, the reason Coles has not agreed to sign with Buffalo, the only team that publicly has expressed interest, is probably because T.J. Houshmanzadeh hasn’t made his decision on where he’ll be playing.

If Housh signs with Minnesota or anybody else or re-signs with Cincinnati, then the Coles camp might believe they could suddenly have other potential suitors that lost out on Houshmanzadeh’s services, thereby driving up the price on what it would cost to land him.

It’s not a bad play. Coles’ knows Houshmanzadeh is the hottest commodity on the receiver market. Once he’s off the market, he knows he becomes a more attractive free agent option. Houshmanzadeh is supposed to make a decision today on where he’ll be playing, at which points we’ll see if other teams that miss out on him start calling Coles’ agent.

If they do he’ll have played his cards right. If they don’t he might not have a chair to sit on when the music stops.

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Seahawks to pursue Houshmanzadeh?

Posted by Chris Brown on January 26, 2009 – 4:25 pm

According to the Sporting News rumors page, the Seattle Seahawks are interested in landing the most attractive potential free agent receiver on the market in Cincinnati’s T.J. Houshmanzadeh.

No question Seattle has a very inexperienced receiving corps and Deion Branch isn’t a true #1 and his availability has been spotty the past two seasons. Seahawks owner Paul Allen isn’t shy about shelling out money to top shelf talent either.

Though the Bills will probably looking for some veteran receiver to help play a role in Buffalo’s offense this offseason, it’s unlikely to be anyone of Houshmanzadeh’s caliber.

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