The Ravens have added yet another proven wide receiver to the mix.
The team has agreed to terms with veteran receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $855,000, according to ESPN.
How's that for a counter to the news that the Jets will have cornerback Darrell Revis when the two teams square off to open the regular season a week from today?
Houshmandzadeh, a 10-year veteran, was cut by the Seahawks on Saturday, just a year after signing a five-year, $40 million contract with Seattle.
As a vested veteran who will be on the Ravens' roster Week 1, Houshmandzadeh's entire salary this year will be guaranteed.
He posted 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns last year with the Seahawks. Houshmandzadeh spent his previous eight seasons with the Bengals. His best season statically came in 2007, when he made 112 catches for 1,143 yards and 12 touchdowns, garnering a Pro Bowl selection.
With a corresponding roster move upcoming, the Ravens now have a wide receiver group that features Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason, Houshmandzadeh, Mark Clayton, Donte' Stallworth (who will be out around two months with a broken foot), David Reed and Marcus Smith.
GM Ozzie Newsome made it his mission this year to upgrade the wide receiver position and give Joe Flacco more weapons to work with. I'd say he's done that.