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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: May 17, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

P.S. We'll take him.



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Newsflash:

Kids who have sports potential use their abilities to GET OUT of Louisiana.

Glad I could help you out.




Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Ok so all the guy did was to allow an average of less than one catch a game (13 in 14 games) for a total of 200 yards and no TD... Playing in a division with the leading TD catch (Bowe) and receiving yards (Loyld). I will never get the raiders way...



Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Nnamdi, your hometown is listed as Lafayette, Louisiana.  Why not come on back home and help bring the Lombardi Trophy back to New Orleans?  Saints, do you hear that?



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Once again another wonderful decision by the Raiders. This franchise is hoping and praying that Al Davis peacefully dies in his sleep sooner than later. THEN and ONLY then will that franchise regain some of the lore it once had. Before Al Davis went cenial that is. I am NO WAY a Raider fan but this relelntless effort to remian futile in te NFL is comical. "Commitment to Excellence" my a** ... They've only commited to to being the laughing stock of the NFL. Best of luck next year Raider fans ... going to be another long and arduous season by the Bay.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Why do you people keep talking about a salary cap that doesn't exist?



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Please come to pgh steelers!!!!!!  u made alot of money already from that contract.  letz win a super bowl, bro!!!!!



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

i know he is happy as heck!  highest bidder. its on for him. he can pick his team. oakland must be nutz!!!




Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

@ mister C 78
" ... Asomugha wants to go somewhere he can win.  Not get embarrassed. "

then why is he in oakland?



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Why couldn't Al have re-lost his marbles last year so my Patriots would have gotten a top 10 pick in the upcomming draft??


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