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Houshmandzadeh agrees to terms with Ravens, Clayton traded

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Veteran wide receiver and former Pro Bowler T.J. Houshmandzadeh has agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL team said Monday.

Houshmandzadeh, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, will beef up Baltimore's receiving corps as he enters his 10th season in the league.

In a related move, the Ravens traded wide receiver Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams for an undisclosed draft pick.

"The first things that pop out at you about T.J. are that he has been very productive and durable in his first nine years in the NFL," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.

"Plus, we saw him more than we wanted making a lot of plays against us. We had interest in him a year ago when he first became a free agent before he signed with Seattle."

Houshmandzadeh joined the Seahawks after eight years with the Cincinnati Bengals and recorded a team-high 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns for Seattle in the 2009 season.

"He's another proven weapon for our offense -- a big receiver with good hands and toughness," Newsome added. "Every coach and player we talked with about him indicated that T.J. is a driven player with an excellent work ethic."

Houshmandzadeh, 32, was a Pro Bowler in 2007 and has posted 586 career receptions for 6,693 yards and 40 touchdowns.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Steve Ginsburg)