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Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:48 am
Edited on: January 9, 2011 7:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The clause might not actually be "odd" but it surprised even the Oakland Raiders when Nnamdi Asomugha's contract was voided after 2010.

Adam Schefter reported the shocking news on ESPN Sunday and it eliminates the 2011 team option for $16.8 million or the value of the quarterback (yes, quarterback, they make much more on average than cornerbacks) franchise tag, whichever was higher. The Raiders confirmed the nullification of Asomugha's deal Sunday.

"The contract is voided but we have to wait on all the ramifications of the CBA before we really move on from there," Raiders senior executive John Herrera said Sunday, via Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times.

Essentially, Asomugha had to reach certain incentives to keep his contract from being voided. That included either a) playing more snaps in 2010 than 2009 or b) improving upon his interceptions, fumble recoveries or sacks from 2009.

Asomugha had a "worse" season in 2010 than 2009, mainly because he only played in 14 games, and his contract was voided and the team's option to either pay or franchise him is no longer there.

That means Asomugha, who's one of the best defensive players in the NFL and, depending on how you feel about Darrelle Revis, possibly the best cornerback in the NFL will be a free agent whenever free agency picks back up after labor negotiations are settled.

And, because he's only 30 years old, he'll probably be picking up a decently-sized contract.

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Comments

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

EAGLES.... i hope get him next year..



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

He would look GREAT in midnight blue and orange! Go get him, Bears!



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

How good would he look with a great big blue star on his helmet? 



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

i  mean if they resign cromartie they dont need him



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

seriously if the eagles pick him up considering they need someone to play opposite samuel they will be unbeatable, that fixes up their pass defense because their secondary is CBs asante samuel and ndami asomugah S quinten mikell nate allen, then all they need is a RT and they will be sooooooooo good



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

You know, I'm pretty sure EVERY team could use Asomugha.  Even the Jets (Revis on one side, Nnamdi on the other?  Bye, the other team's passing game).



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I must  say, im truly enjoying watching the RAIDERS completely implode this off season lol!!!!!



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Greer and Porter played ok yesterday it was the safeties that were burned on 3 of the 4 td passes Hasselback tossed. Harper is good in run support but a liability in coverage. Father time has caught up with Sharper which is why he couldn,t land the big contract in the free agent market in the offseason. The injured player we missed most yesterday was Malcom Jenkings. We could have won with our 8th string tailback just not our second string safety.




Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Should the Rams pick up Asomugha, a decent OLB, and a couple legit WRs, LOOK OUT!



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Heck no...(i'm a bears fan)


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