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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: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

If Jerry knew what was good, he would give Nnamdi whatever contract he wanted. Talk about getting secondary help!




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

" the shocking news on ESPN Sunday and it eliminates the 2011 team option for $16.8 million or the value of the quarterback franchise tag, whichever was higher."

Heck...his CORNERBACK frnachise tag might have been higher...lmao

Whooops!

Good for him!  Get out of Oakland.  Just don't go to the Jets...



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

man, I know it won't happen, but would be lovely to see him in a Steelers uni next year! After all those years in Oakland getting top dollar maybe he would take a pay cut to play for a winner. We can all keep dreaming lol.



Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:51 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Way to follow up the best season in years Faidas!



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