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Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:24 am
 
Asomugha

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While the Texans grabbed Johnathan Joseph and the Steelers re-upped with Ike Taylor, knocking two of the three most-coveted free agent cornerbacks off the market, we’re still waiting to see where the most-expensive of them all, Nnamdi Asomugha, will sign.

The original thought(s) were the Texans, the Jets and the 49ers. Then, as Houston took on Joseph on Thursday night, it became the Jets, the 49ers (and maybe the Buccaneers, the Cowboys and the Raiders (!)). All were rumors, and supposedly, there was a chance it would be resolved late Thursday night or early Friday morning*.

*Luckily, this didn’t happen while the Eye on Football blog was catching a few hours of shut-eye.

Apparently, it’s now down to two teams. As NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reports, Asomugha will sign either with the Jets or the Cowboys, and some believe Dallas actually is the favorite.

This will be the first big competitive test for New York coach Rex Ryan and his brother, Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, since Ryan took over the Cowboys job. It adds a little bit of intrigue to a situation that continues to be one of the most interesting storylines of the new NFL season.

Who can afford to sign and pay a guy who will probably command at least $15 million a year?

Jets CB Darrelle Revis obviously would love to have the second-best CB in the league playing opposite of him, and Jets QB Mark Sanchez has intimated that he (and maybe some of his teammates) would be willing to restructure his contract in order to land a big free agent.

The Cowboys, while way over the salary cap limit at the beginning of the season, has been dumping big-salaried players since Tuesday in an effort to sign a high-impact player.

My guess: the Jets still have the upper-hand. But with Jerry Jones always looking to get what he wants, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Asomugha end up in Dallas.

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Comments

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:44 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

If Asomugha want to be a champion after the season is over, then he needs to join the Cowboys. If he is content being a paper champion before the season, or a proclaimed by his coach champion, the he should join the jets. It would be funny to see the jets have two of the best corners in the game and still lose though.



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:43 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

It doesn't matter if your Defense keeps teams to <14 pts per game if your offense can't score 10. I don't think spending half your salary cap on four players is the way to win anything important. It makes your team better but you have some offensive needs that may be more vital for your success.



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:42 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

He would be nuts to go to Dallas over NY. Why leave one mess in Oakland to go to another one in Dallas?



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:41 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

bring him on!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:41 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

I think you meant to say Nnamdi would love to play next to the second best corner in the league. Revis better than Nnamdi is just N.Y. media hype.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:38 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Won't win a Superbowl with Mark Sanchez as your QB. AIDs.



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:37 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

I personally hate the Jets, but if they land AWESOME-WA then the rest of the AFC is in trouble. To clear things up a bit, he is the BEST CB in the league. This guy gives up like 1 TD a year.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:35 am
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

If this guy wants a chance to play in a super bowl he signs with Ny  if wants a few xtra bucks and no state income tax, good riddance.


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