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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 16, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Just what Jerry wanted for Christmas!!!



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

He's gonna be a Cowboy!!  



Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

This is your chance Mayhew, go get him! One less draft pick to spend and this is a sure thing.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 10:46 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

ALL YOU BOYS.  SEE YOU IN FOXBOROUGH.    PATRIOTS WIN THIS YEAR AND NOW NEXT.     
OH  YEAAAA   



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 10:26 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? 



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 10:22 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Maybe he should take his talents to South Beach.



Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha a Niner

York make this happen please!!! Its a no brainer, thats all the Niners D needs a shut down CB, dahm with Nnamdi the defense is set.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Cromartie at safety would still be far better than Eric Smith.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

calm down, aso will stay in oakland because Al truly believes that corners are the most important position in defense. aso earns right now more than any other corner, so there is almost no chance he gets an upgrade on this point on any other team.




Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

No chance on that happening. Pittsburgh does not pay "outsiders" top dollar, never have and never will.  I would love to see him in black and gold but reality is different.


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