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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: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Pats will come in at the last second and scoop him up...lots of future draft picks to give up for him...
What?



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

The Pats will come in at the last second and scoop him up...lots of future draft picks to give up for him...



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Nobody, and I mean nobody, is worth $15 million a year.  One would think this man can walk on water!



Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Let's Go COWBOYS, Let's Go!!!
Let's Go COWBOYS, Let's Go!!!
:)



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Please let it be the Cowboys!   I am soooooo sick and tired of that Fat bastard Rex Ryan.   



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

I've live in Michigan, Texas, and currently Pennsylvania but keep trying tool.

Actually, Warren PA is closer to Buffalo - not Pittsburgh. YOU ARE A F##KING FRAUD!!!




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

I've live in Michigan, Texas, and currently Pennsylvania but keep trying tool.

Sure...whatever, TOOL! How convenient that you picked the teams with the most success instead of say, the Lions for your Michigan team. 

RETARD!  




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

IMO he'll pick the cowgirls and their billion dollar plush stadium, seems like a no brainer if its true its between them and the jets



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Nice fact checking, zippy.

Yeah, the Bengals sat some guys in regular season, but we still went back in the first round of the playoffs and killed them.

Yeah, the Colts rested some guys, still went back and took them to the limit. And then we cknocked them out last year.



Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

They did well in the post season, but stil lost handidly to the Colts and Steelers
 handidly? What's that? learn how to spell...

Dallas with their new coach and players, with their locker room cancers sent packing, are going to be a perennial deep playoff/Super Bowl team for the next 5 years
Right - because they've done so well getting to and thriving in the postseason lately. Listen, clown - the facts are the facts - yuo are what you are. the Cowboys are an underachieving team wtih a QB that chokes under pressure. The Jets are a team that have made playoff runs in consecutive yaers. Doesn't matter how they got there. The patriots certainly didn't "lay down their starters" and the Jets beat them IN Foxboro.

The ONLY reason Asomugha would sign with the Cowboys over the Jets is because his ego would have a hard time dealing with being the # 2 CB on the Jets behind Revis.


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