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Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:32 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 9:06 pm
 
Joseph

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Of the three major CBs that awaited free agency, only one now remains. And yes, it’s the biggest one (and the most expensive) who’s still available.

But as we wait for the decision by Nnamdi Asomugha, the Texans have taken this time to greatly improve their absolute weakest area -- the secondary.

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain is reporting that the Texans have agreed to terms with former Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph on a a five-year, $48.75 million contract ($23.5 million guaranteed).  McClain also writes that Houston will have to renegotiate many of its players’ contracts or start waiving them in order to meet the salary cap ceiling.

All along, the talk has been that the Texans badly needed to upgrade their defensive back corps, and earlier today, we told you that they reportedly had “moved into the lead” in trying acquire free agent superstar Asomugha. But McClain writes that when Joseph was ready to sign with them, the Texans couldn’t afford to wait for Asomugha any longer.

But as we’ve been saying, a player like Joseph is probably a better value. He’s going to cost much less than Asomugha, and he’s not that far removed from the talent that Asomugha possesses. And while the former Raiders CB is 30 years old, Joseph is only 27.

Meanwhile, Ike Taylor, the only high-rated CB free agent, has re-signed with the Steelers.

Which might mean Asomugha is being nudged toward the Jets. If they can figure out a way to afford him.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:21 pm
 

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Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:50 am
 

good move Texans

happy to see that we didn't overpay Nnamdi. Improvements to the defensive side are nice. Would like to see another wide out to pair with Andre - some are being cut & I'm betting one heads this way...



Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:52 am
 

Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

Wow ... the Texans actually made a move in the "Off Season". Heck this is like when they took Mario Williams as first pick in the draft ... thanks Houston Texans you made my day ... time for another nap ...please wake me when they make another move ... like in lets say 2014, when they have finally had enough!!!

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Oilers Touchdown song... 3 2 1    ....we go the defense ...we got the offense ... Houston Oilers Number one!!! (I H8 Bud Adams!)Embarassed



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:13 am
 

Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

I don't see Nnamdi signing with the Bengals. There is no upside for him to do so. If the Bengals couldn't sign Joseph, why would Asomugha go there? Mike Brown has no track record of spending for top-level talent, and that's why the team has had players like Cedric Benson, Pacman Jones, and Terrell Owens. Asomugha doesn't have the baggage it takes to catch Mike Brown's eye.



Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 8:42 am
 

Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

Was thinking the same thing.  Bengals need a corner, especially considering Pacman's uncertainty.  And I really hope they lock up Leon Hall sooner rather than later.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:55 am
 

Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

"Asomugha may have priced himself out of the market. He will fall to a shitty team that bids the highest for a short term deal. " He's already with the Raiders - how much lower can he fall? The Cowboys?



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:39 am
 

Joseph, not Asomugha, to sign deal with Texans

how can u honestly say that?? Any team can make it on any given year. sure they havent proved that they have what it takes but really? What are you, a guru of some sort C'mon




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