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Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:24 am
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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: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

For the Jets to sign Nnamdi, wouldn't that seem like overkill for one position?




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

if the player has good feet--then the fat tub of goo in NY will break the cap for him. whats not to like if you are the player here--coach tubbs already guaranteed a super bowl victory this year---oh thats right he does that every year then cant even win his division.



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Where is the good pass rusher to be had?



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

This is regarding him being better than Revis.



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Why throw the ball towards him when the rest of their "D" is porous.




Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

sorry bout the double post ... i didnt think it went through the first time ...



Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

the JET's havent been to the BIG DANCE in like 40+ yrs ... they will gladly take the cornerback hold out for $$$$ for a SUPER BOWL TITLE real soon .... 



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

Do you mind reporting some news when there is some news instead of just rehashing your coworkers articles?



Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

but what you've gotta understand is the JET's havent been to the show in like 40+ yrs .... they will gladly pay revis and aso tuesday(of 2012) for a superbowl today ....



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Report: Asomugha down to Jets, Cowboys

i dont care either way, just would think it would be funny when next year training camp opens and they will have both asom and reavis sitting out because they both want more money then each other..

rex ryan then would be going through barrels of M&M to help him get thru training camp...


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