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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Houshmandzadeh to visit Vikes

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel says the Packers free agency strategy of "letting the market establish itself" keeps them from overpaying players, but might leave them in the dust for free agents Colin Cole and Chris Canty.

The Detroit Free Press' Nicholas J. Cotsonika wonders why the Lions didn't make a play for recently traded quarterback Matt Cassel. The Chiefs acquired Cassel with the 34rd pick in the draft, but the Lions have the 33rd.

Cotsonika also reports that Albert Haynesworth, who signed with the Redskins Friday, would have considered a contract with the Lions.

The Star-Tribune's Mark Craig tried, but couldn't get excited about the Sage Rosenfels era.

The Vikings got a visit from free-agent T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Saturday, reports the Pioneer Press' Sean Jensen.

Brad Biggs of the Sun-Tribune says the signing of Frank Omiyale will add depth to the Bears' line.