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Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:24 am

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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Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Jamlando you must not be watching American football because Ninamdi Asomugha is a freak. Arguably the best corner and part of the top 3 in Darrelle Revis, Charles Woodson and Ninamdi Asomugha. Considering the defense hes had to play with I think hands down he is number 1. Throw him in a good defense like the Jets or Packers and then watch how he loses the arguably in saying hes the best corner. and no im not a jets fan who like most would make comments like yours

Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:40 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

asomugha is not better than revis, i dont care what anyone says.

1. Revis
2. Asomugha

thats what it is.

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:32 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

To Josh K..

Second best? Sorry, Asomugha is the best. Don't let playing in Oakland fool or mislead you.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:24 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Maybe one of the dumbest comments I ever read. He's not any good? what? Do you watch football? Wish you were in my fantasy league!!

Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:18 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Now we  will see if he wants to win a super bowl or  get the big  money because he m will never win a superbowl in dallas!

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 2:02 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Maybe the worst comment of all time!!!

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:58 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Ninamdi Asomugha is not that good as every thinks he is. He is one of the corner backs that will drop more passes thrown his way when he is on defense then he will block or intercept the ball. He was also torched for many many long plays. I wouldn't want this guy on my team. I am glad the Chiefs are passing over him. He is not any good. Wouldn't want him on my defense team at all nor my fantasy team
Would rather have Mark McMillion or Dieon Sanders on my fantasy team.

Ninamdi Asomugha is not that good who ever pick this guy up will be in trouble on defense. This guy gets torched alot. 


Dude, you are a fool. 

Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:57 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Because of the short spans of their playing careers, football players rarely sign for less money and go with the most guaranteed money.  That will be Dallas.  Jets can't really lockup that much money (Revis, Asomugha, kyle wilson) to one position.  I mean teams will just run and negate those players.  I mean who is gonna stop the run?   Bart Scott?  He's done.  Or maybe Mike Devito?   hahahahahaahaha.  Either way, it's nice to have the Jets back and making some noise.  Rex is fun. 

Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:56 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Who is Ninamdi again? Oh You mean Nnamdi they guy who never gets targeted.  Deion Sanders are you serious they guy couldn't even tackle. Atleast list top corners like Rod Woodson.

Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:52 pm

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Nnamdi is more Charles Woodson than Revis.  I would love to see him across from a dominant CB like Revis.  Finally get him the stats he deserves.  Free him up to play zone a bit... People forget that this guy was a Safety at Berkley.  (YES, IT'S TRUE) He's a brilliant young man who understands how to work and master his craft.   The Raiders use of him has been laughable.  Al Davis is the Anti-Genius.  Raider Fans who say otherwise are simple linear thinkers who say "Davis = owner... Raiders win Super Bowl... Davis equals Genius. "  Sure.... It had nothing to do John Madden, Tom Flores, Ron Wolfe... (Wolfe... who made the majority of the calls that are now given to Davis for Credit.)

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