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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 7, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Jags baby!!!!



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Pittsburgh is a team that could really use Asomugha.  Their pass defense wasn't good, and they need new CBs



Since: Nov 4, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

If he wants to win a Superbowl he'll become a SEAHAWK!!!



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

asomugha should come to pittsburgh he will do great and even win a superbowl or two.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

My Houston Texans should be rolling out the red carper and backing up the Brink's truck ASAP!  First letting Cable go and know this contract blunder...Al Davis is what, 80 something and still believes he can run the Raiders.  Texans get on this ASAP!



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Bring him to the Jets and move Cromartie to Free Safety! LOL!  That would be so rediculous!


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And They Still Wouldn't Be Able To Cover Welker !




Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Cromartie has one set of skills - press man to man coverage.  He gets lost in zone and in space.  He would be a terrible safety.



Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Al has no say. Ball is in Nnamdi's court if I;m reading correctly that he's an UFA



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Recent report is that he is joining the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

This is great news for the 49ers. They need a "decent corner" to complement the one they have now. I saw Raj's Sunday sport show a few Sundays ago and Nnamdi had said that he could imagine playing under Jim Harbaugh even though Harbaugh is from Stanford and Nnamdi is from Cal (Berkeley). It's about time the 49ers started signing former Cal standouts. 


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