Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011 NFL Rumors: Possible Teams For Nnamdi Asomugha

The NFL lockout is nowhere close to being resolved and it's putting a hold on the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes. The Oakland Raiders cornerback is the top free agent and is expected to be highly sought after (and highly compensated) once the lockout ends. Among the teams believed to be interested in the 29-year-old defensive back are the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and Houston Texans.

However, if the rumors in the Houston Chronicle are accurate, Asomugha will not be in Houston when the season begins. Chron writer Richard Justice cites two reasons Asomugha won't be a Texan:

A) Cheap owner
B) Nnamdi doesn't like Houston

Justice writes: “Word is Asomugha doesn’t want any part of our little corner of paradise. Really? Well, buddy boy, I’ve got about 30 million reasons you might just change your mind.”

A few days earlier, John McClain, a writer with the same paper, said it makes sense for the Texans to pursue Asomugha. But he adds, it's not likely considering Asomugha will be among the highest paid defenders in the league and Houston owner Bob McNair usually doesn't open his wallet that wide.

So if you believe Justice and McClain, the list of potential Asmougha suitors will not include the Texans.

With the NFL lockout going strong and free agency nowhere in sight, look for the Asomugha rumors to keep flying. Just think, a couple of months ago Asomugha was headed to Green Bay and Charles Woodson was moving to safety (it could still happen).

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