The New England Patriots are taking advantage of a rainy Monday by trying out a few big name veterans currently without NFL homes.
According to several media sources, former Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver TJ Houshmandzadeh is working out in Foxboro on Monday. Houshmandzadeh finished his 2010 campaign with only three touchdowns and 30 receptions. The 32 year old will be looking to get back to his career high numbers of the 2007-08 season, where he had 12 touchdowns and 112 receptions.
Houshmandzadeh is also seeking a reunion with his old pal Chad OchoCinco. Last fall, when Houshmandzadeh nearing the end of his time with the Seahawks, OchoCinco tweeted that he badly wished to be reunited with his Bengals teammate. Is OchoCinco lobbying Bill Belichick hard for a Bengals reunion?
The Patriots are also working out safeties Darren Sharper and Renaldo Hill. These veteran safeties have traveled the league in their over decade-long careers. Sharper has played exclusively for NFC teams during his 14 NFL seasons, and played eight games last season for the New Orleans Saints. Hill is going into his 10th season, and has played for four teams over that time. He spent 2010 with the Denver Broncos, and saw time in all 16 regular season games.
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