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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 25, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:05 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Glange said: "I am sure the Detroit Lions would be very interested in his services."

It really sucks to watch a phenomenal player like him on a horrible team. Just like watching Barry Sanders trapped by the Lions his whole career. At least Asomugha is free. I really hope some garbage team doesn't pick him up and waste that talent.



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 8:35 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I am sure the Detroit Lions would be very interested in his services.
By signing Asomugha, the Lions could draft a left tackle at #13 and
use second and third round picks to beef up their weak linebacking group.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:43 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

he's 30yrs old and never been to the playoffs, since he has made a lot of money already, maybe he'll want to go to the Pats.  can you imagine him & Revis in the came division?



Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:34 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Just Al Davis. First ,he messed up the team and now he doesn't want to pay his best cornerback. Al Davis is always looking for a way to screw the team and his players. But that is normal for him. That team will never be any good as long as he keeps messing in the business.



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:00 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

He will be a Cowboy or a Saint....Possibly a Texan....Lord knows they need help on defense!! Id put my money on Dallas.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 6:52 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

The real question here is what teams are more in need of a shut down corner and are true play off teams.  That takes teams like Carolina and the Redskins out unless they just throw stupid amounts of money at him.

1)Falcons- would make a nice addition next to Robinson on the other side.
2)Saints-  They only have two servicable at best CBs now that they found Jenkins to be more of a safety in the NFL.
3)Bucs-  young up and coming team with a QB looking like the real deal.  One of the big issues is an Aging CB in Barber.
4)Ravens-  the big knock on them this season is they have given up a surpising amount on long plays.  They have an aging defense, but would probably be strong for a few more years.
5)Cowboys-  Newman has been good the past few years.  On the other side Jenkins has the potential to be a great CB, but seems to make too many mental errors for their liking.  Newman and Asomugha with Jenkins as a 3rd option would make the Cowboys a force at CB.

So those are my top five teams that would probably go after him in free agency and have more of a shot at getting him.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 6:28 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

He would be awesome any place he goes, but why would he go to Carolina?  If you were him would you go to to the worst team in the league with no QB and soon to be no WRs of quality.  The only thing Carolina has is Jonathan Stewart and I have questions about giving hima full load for a full season.



Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 4:56 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Now this would be aperfect fit for the Falcons.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:34 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

thats funny you say the best thisand the best that. you should be saying the old this and the always injured that. good luck buddy



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:31 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Man this guy would be awesome in Carolina.


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