Signing T.J. Houshmandzadeh Makes the Oakland Raiders a Playoff Contender

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No team improved more this offseason than the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders completely overhauled their linebacking corps, added two defensive linemen, two offensive linemen, and added some much needed depth to their secondary.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that they released the disaster who wore No. 2 and traded for Jason Campbell? Despite the upgrades made by the Raiders, few are ready to call them a playoff contender. 
Saturday's NFL cut deadline provided the Raiders an opportunity to end all debate over whether or not they are ready to compete for the AFC West. If the Oakland Raiders are able to sign T.J. Houshmandzadeh, it would be difficult if not impossible to argue that the Raiders would not be in contention for their first AFC West crown since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002.
Besides the NFC West, the AFC West is probably the weakest division in the NFL.
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