Palmer bugging T.J.

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

ESPN's John Clayton just provided an interesting nugget on new free agent T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has been "bugging" Houshmandzadeh all day, according to Clayton, telling the former Pro Bowl receiver not to ignore his former team in free agency. It is unknown if this will influence Houshmandzadeh's decision, but it couldn't hurt when your former quarterback is doing heavy recruiting.

Houshmandzadeh certainly will have no shortage of interest. Earlier this week, the AFC North blog listed the top eight suitors.

Stay tuned.