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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: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:47 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I can see Nnamdi, the best CB in the NFL, in Ravens' purple. Taking the field with Ray Lewis, the best ILB in the NFL, Ed Reed, the best safety in the NFL, and Haloti Ngata, the best DT in the NFL. In my head that looks fantastic. It will not happen, but I can keep on fantasizing about it.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:11 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Obviously, he's going to the Redskins for a 7 year $100 million deal contract.
Watch, it'll happen. I'm just glad he isn't Haynesworth.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:07 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

EXACTLY!!!!! jerry gets what jerry wants and dallas is in DIRE need of a shutdown corner....AND that will save them having to draft a rookie with the 9th overall pick



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:31 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

all of a sudden everybody is a Raider fan.



Since: Dec 25, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:28 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I think the Jets need a quarterback more than they need a cornerback!



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:03 am
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

hes headin to the NEW YORK JETS. revis and asomugha on each side, forget about it 



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

REX AND TANNENBAUM NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! imagine revis and asomugha on the edge and cromartie on the slot guy or at safety? 
I can imagine Cromartie at slot.  Getting beat all day long on slants.  This guy can only play cornerback.  Are you sure you actually watch Jets games?



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

The EXACT same thing that I was thinking.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I think he'd look good as a monster of the midway. Won't happen, but he's look good.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I think he would look better in Seahawks Blue....


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