Breaking News: Chargers Acquire WR Crayton; Houshmanzadeh Released From Seattle

Evan HigginsCorrespondent IISeptember 3, 2010

Patrick Crayton, 31, will become the new starting receiver in San Diego, replacing holdout-Vincent Jackson.
Patrick Crayton, 31, will become the new starting receiver in San Diego, replacing holdout-Vincent Jackson.Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Cowboys wide receiver, Patrick Crayton, got the wish he has been longing for since the team drafted Dez Bryant in the first round of this summer's NFL Draft.

The San Diego Chargers, who are looking to replace holdout Vincent Jackson, acquired Crayton for a seventh-round pick in 2011.

He will likely line up as the No. 2 receiver behind Malcom Floyd, who ended last season with 45 catches for 776 yards and two touchdowns. He took the place of Chris Chambers, who was released last season after disappointing as the teams No. 1 receiver.

Receiver Vincent Jackson looked to be the teams franchise receiver, but that planned flopped after he has said to "sit out the entire 2010 season" if he doesn't get traded or an extension.

Crayton was a good steal for San Diego, as he will be Rivers' go-to-guy with his consistency, something this team has lacked at receiver for years.

As I stated in a article a couple weeks ago, Crayton deserved to become a starter with another team, as he only has a couple years left in him before he starts to slow down.

In another news-breaking story around the NFL, Seattle has said that they will release or trade receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the teams top signing just one season ago.

In his only season with Seattle, Houshmandzadeh failed to live up to his expectations, recording 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns. Those aren't terrible, but for a man that has a $7 million dollar-tag this season they aren't great.

Seattle seems content with the receivers they have behind Houshmandzadeh, with second-round pick Golden Tate, former Super-Bowl MVP Deion Branch and former first-round pick Mike Williams, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2007.

Williams, who is given a second chance from former college coach Pete Carroll, has made strides this preseason, and has shown potential of being the playmaker he was expected to be when drafted by the Lions in 2005. 

He is expected to start alongside Deion Branch at receiver.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh shouldn't be on the market for long, as I expect him to be picked up quickly by the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings or the New England Patriots.. 


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