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Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:29 am
Edited on: July 6, 2011 11:37 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

There's little question that, whenever the lockout finally ends, Nnamdi Asomugha will be the most sought-after player on the NFL's free-agent market.

And as more teams jump into the fray for help at the cornerback position, his price will only get higher. There'll likely be many teams chasing his services, but it appears that the Cowboys will not be one of them.

That's according to Matt Mosely of Fox Sports Southwest, who writes that he can "tell you with absolute certainty that Dallas sees Asomugha as a long shot."

Mosely says he's been told "only in our dreams" by folks in the Cowboys organization that such a signing and falls below signing Doug B. Free. (Not to mention it would require that Dallas release Terence Newman.)

Free's going to be pretty pricey, even though the 'Boys will end up moving him to right tackle once Tyron Smith's ready to take over on the left side. And while Dallas could definitely use Asomugha's talent to shut down some of the dangerous NFC East wideouts they face several times a year, they've got plenty of other issues to address.

A team that will have no choice but to chase Asomugha? That would be the Texans, whose pass defense flirted with being historically bad in 2010.

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reported Tuesday that Houston is "indeed prepared to be aggressive in free agency … and will be among the teams pursuing" Asomugha.

The bad news for the Texans is that they'll now be chasing a player who will demand more than Dunta Robinson did when he left Houston for the Falcons in free agency a year ago.

The good news is that the new CBA, provided it plays out as everyone believes, should end up pushing several talented cornerbacks (namely Jonathan Joseph) into the free-agent market.

That won't make Asomugha too much cheaper, but it will give teams that don't have the bankroll to say in the hunt with the Dan Snyders of the world a shot at picking u pa viable option anyway.

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Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:21 am
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

I'm sure any team would love to have Nnamdi (heck....if I thought my beloved Giants could get him, I'd certainly be in pigskin heaven), but didn't he want to go to the Jets to play with Revis?  I have a feeling the Jets will be aggressively persuing him.



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:58 am
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

Hmmmmmm......Terrance Newman or Nnamdi Asomugha?  I'm sure the all knowing Jerry Jones would never cut the unbeatable Terrance Newman.  Dallas will be one and done at best this year in the playoffs.  And playing in that division against the Nicks, D Jax, J Mac, Manning and Vick, they will need all the defensive help they can get to even think about the playoffs.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

first all teams should be looking at him but I agree the Packers can live without him for the kind of money he is going to get. Also if people forget Williams and Sparks are undraft coners the packers signed off the street. So who knows when the season get started who they may sign again. Also we do have some other coners who help win the super bowl when both Woodson and Sparks left hurt. So maybe someone steps up from that group like J Bush



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

Actually, evrthinsbigintx, Williams and Shields are holding thier own jocks quite well. The Packers have no need to even look at Nnamdi. Sure, it'd be nice to have a guy like Nnamdi on the roster, but like the other poster said, they always take care of their own first and have bigger needs than an overpaid cornerback. 
Personally, I think the Woodson, Shields, Williams combo will be solid for a while yet. Yes, Woodson is aging. I understand. His position will need to be addressed soon. Shields and Williams both have the potential to be something special in this league.  
Look out for the Packers. Even if they're sans-Nnamdi.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

The Packers have their two corners already is Williams and Shields....THey always take care of their own first and they have bigger needs than an overpaid corner.


Those two couldn't hold Nnamdi's jock. Don't think the Packers would not consider going after him.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

"Let's not forget that the Packers have also expressed interest unofficially"

THEUPSET, ARE YOU DELIRIOUS?  WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM?  

The Packers have their two corners already is Williams and Shields....THey always take care of their own first and they have bigger needs than an overpaid corner.

And with the way TT drafts they don't have to shell out bucks for anything. 




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

Let's not forget that the Packers have also expressed interest unofficially.  His best friend is Charles Woodson and they also share the same agent.  The Packers have said they would love to have Woodson in a safety role full time at some point and Woodson is fine with that since he plays the part so well.  The question is will the Packers shell out the money for him to come to GB. One thing for sure, if he did go to GB they would be up for one of the best secondaries of all time and maybe best d of all time if they manage to hold on to some of their free agents.  That being said, they can win without him right now but at some point they will have to shell out some dollers for an experienced CB on the left side.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Texans chasing Nnamdi, 'long shot' to Cowboys?

There are several available this year so look for Dallas to entice one to come to Texas.

Me thinks it will be Aaron Ross. And you won't have to do too much enticin'.



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