Redskins should sign Housh immediately

The recently released T.J. Houshmandzadeh has narrowed his choices to Oakland and Washington, according to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times. Since the wide receiver has plenty of guaranteed money from his time in Seattle, he's expected to sign for close to the veteran's minimum.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan should make sure Housh is on the roster by sundown. It's not often you can find a starting-caliber wide receiver six days before the start of the regular season. As we speak, the Redskins have one of the thinnest receiving corps (in terms of talent) in the league.

It wouldn't take Houshmandzadeh long to replace veteran Joey Galloway as the Redskins' No. 2 receiver. Even at age 32, Houshmandzadeh's still capable of putting up solid numbers. He and Santana Moss would be a formidable duo. And if you could get Devin Thomas going, then Donovan McNabb would have something to work with. We'll keep you posted on this situation throughout the day.

Hope you guys are having a wonderful Labor Day.

UPDATE: The Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement with Houshmandzadeh on a one-year, $855,000 deal.