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Houshmanzadeh: "If the Eagles are interested in me, then I'll be interested in them"

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Cincy Jungle covered TJ Houshmanzadeh's free agent market radio tour this week, which featured sports radio spots in Chicago and Philadelphia. While on with 950 ESPN's Mike Missanelli TJ was asked whether he wanted out of Cincy, and responded rather cagey and noncommittal. However, when asked about the Eagles he was pretty direct.

  • "Actually, you know, Philly is a team that consistently wins, consistently have a good offense and I love the way Reid calls plays. I like Philadelphia."
  • "If the Eagles are interested in me, then I'll be interested in them."

Houshmanzadeh is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. You can find the entire MIke Miss interview here and check out the reaction of Bengals fans here. Not surprisingly, they'd like to see the franchise tag slapped on him.

[Note by JasonB, 02/05/09 10:51 AM EST ]
Update a few more TJ quotes from Philly.com


"I think McNabb is a fine quarterback," he said. "He's one of the best quarterbacks in the league, probably, I can't even think of another quarterback that has performed throughout his career the way he has and would be put in a situation like he was put in in Baltimore, but he bounced back very well.

"He was going to playoff games consistently with Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell starting for him," Houshmandzadeh said. "Consistently performing well, making it easy for them. A quarterback is gonna make it easy for his receivers and his receiver is gonna make those catches that is out of his radius where he puts the ball, ball sails on him, you go get it, I mean it goes hand in hand. You just need somebody to make plays. And you make each other look good, and I think that's what he needs."

Of course, he was on Chicago radio the same day singing the praises of Rex Grossman...

Even more interesting was what he said about the Eagles/Bengals game that ended in a tie earlier this year

"Did you watch the Eagles and the Bengals game during the season? I was just giving Andy Reid, I was giving him an interview in person," Houshmandzadeh said. "That's all I was doing. I was giving him a three-month interview ahead of time. That's all."

The interview went well by the way. 12 catches, 149 yards, 1 TD that day...

[Update by JasonB, 02/05/09 11:16 AM EST ] Hear the full interview here.