NFC West roster moves/NFL roster move open thread

Some big news coming out of our rivals. We've known that Seattle WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh has been on the trading block for some time. Today the team announced that they were cutting him. I find this move mind-boggling. Sure he might not be happy with a reduced role but the team gave him $15 million guaranteed in March of '09. Last year he had 79 receptions for 911 yards, and this with an iffy QB situation.

From Chris Mortensen's twitter feed:

Filed to ESPN on another expected move: TJ Houshmanzadeh has been cut

I have to wonder if this is a move to get Vincent Jackson. T.J. was due to make $7 million this year, which would go a long way to making VJ happy.

Over in Phoenix the Cardinals have reportedly informed Matt Leinart that he'll be cut today and that Max Hall will be the new backup QB (not bad for an undrafted free agent). The Leinart move isn't surprising either but I would've at least held on to him for the first few weeks of the season to see what happens in the NFL and hope to get something out of the deal.

From Schefter:

One way or another, QB Matt Leinart's time in Arizona is up. Cardinals plan to trade or release him.

Filed to ESPN: Cardinals have told Matt Leinart they will release him today. Max Hall will be No. 2 QB.

In St. Louis the Rams are expected to announce Sam Bradford as the starting QB. This isn't exactly a shocker--you don't pay a guy $50 million guaranteed to have him sit on his rear and his play during the pre-season has been excellent. 

Again from Schefter's twitter feed:

Sam Bradford will be named Rams starting QB in press conference shortly.

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