Among the free agents the Bears will surely be looking at this season is former Bengals wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Houshmandzadeh (for the record, if he lands on the Bears, we're going to abbreviate that name) is a quality wideout with a few solid years of production under his belt and, to be honest, he's a much better all around wideout than anyone the Bears have had in years.
On whether or not he is interested in "the offer" that Tom Waddle made to him about possibly coming to the city of Chicago and playing for the Bears: "Yeah, they have to be interested first. If you worked in the front office, or you were a tight end, we could really talk, but I don't know how much that's going to do for me to say I'm interested or I'm not interested. I haven't narrowed it down because I don't know who's interested and who's not interested. So, once you get a feel for who would be interested, then you begin to look at the roster; look at the offensive coordinator and the coaches and the quarterback, and things of that nature."
In other words, if Tom Waddle was in Bears management, T.J. wouldn't be opposed to talking to him. That's progress!
Later in the interview, when the hosts asked Houshmandzadeh about the Bears' quarterback situation, Housh replied:
"No, I don't know. You know what's funny, man? Y'all probably going to laugh at me when I tell you this; I kind of like Rex Grossman."
Hahaha. Jokes! Talk radio! Off the cuff! Fart sounds! Funny! But seriously, Housh: you're joking, right? Maybe, uh, maybe this isn't going to work after all, T.J. Don't call us. We'll call you.
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