Mike Lombardi Says The Raiders Won’t Hang On to Nmandi AsomughaBREAKING NEWS, News, NFC News, NFL Friday, February 18th, 2011
NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi lays out the reasons why he believes that the Oakland Raiders chose to keep defensive lineman Richard Seymour over their Pro Bowl shutdown cornerback Nmandi Asomugha. When asked what were the chances that the Raiders would hang onto Asomugha, Lombardi gave a clear answer.
“Slim and none and I would favor none”, Lombardi said. “Right now once Richard Seymour deal was done, that eliminated Nmandi Asomugha. Seymour got over 22 million of guaranteed money.”
We’ve talked about the needs of the Birds at that right cornerback position endlessly. I’ve also let you know that the Birds wanted Asomugha to a few years ago before they signed Asante Samuel.
Eagles team President Joe Banner said the Birds had the ability to sign free agents who will demand large deals.
Does that mean the Birds will sign Asomugha? No, but it does mean there’s a possibility.
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