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Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Posted on: January 9, 2011 11:48 am
Edited on: January 9, 2011 7:08 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The clause might not actually be "odd" but it surprised even the Oakland Raiders when Nnamdi Asomugha's contract was voided after 2010.

Adam Schefter reported the shocking news on ESPN Sunday and it eliminates the 2011 team option for $16.8 million or the value of the quarterback (yes, quarterback, they make much more on average than cornerbacks) franchise tag, whichever was higher. The Raiders confirmed the nullification of Asomugha's deal Sunday.

"The contract is voided but we have to wait on all the ramifications of the CBA before we really move on from there," Raiders senior executive John Herrera said Sunday, via Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times.

Essentially, Asomugha had to reach certain incentives to keep his contract from being voided. That included either a) playing more snaps in 2010 than 2009 or b) improving upon his interceptions, fumble recoveries or sacks from 2009.

Asomugha had a "worse" season in 2010 than 2009, mainly because he only played in 14 games, and his contract was voided and the team's option to either pay or franchise him is no longer there.

That means Asomugha, who's one of the best defensive players in the NFL and, depending on how you feel about Darrelle Revis, possibly the best cornerback in the NFL will be a free agent whenever free agency picks back up after labor negotiations are settled.

And, because he's only 30 years old, he'll probably be picking up a decently-sized contract.

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Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Play with one of the best QB's?  He's a freaking CB.  How does he play with a QB?  And are you alluding that he'll be a Charger?  Why would he wan to play with a QB who throws like a woman?  Not to mention he would probably die in Oakland if he made that kind of move.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Doctorain wrote: "DynastyOfPats-- Really? How does a great Patriots fan like yourself forget that Tom Brady was a 6th round pick. How do you mistake him for the number 1 overall pick?"

Really dude ... really? Everybody knows that! Just an example of the 20/20 hindsight thing I mentioned.

You actually wondered if I didn't know that?



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Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:01 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

Hilarious!  Only the Raiders could make this kind of bone head move.  If he ends up signing with another team, they'll probably give them a 2nd or 3rd round pick as well, just because.

 
In answer to this question:
Can you guess who the best QB in California is???
The answer is:  The visiting team's!




Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

I beleive the highest bidders will be in divsions with the best QB's. That means any team in Brady, Manning, Brees, or Rodgers div. with be willing to pay a mint to get him.


You left off a quarterback who had a better year than Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers and that would be Philip Rivers.


Rumors around the Nnamdi Asomugha camp report that he loves California and wants to play with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

Can you guess who the best QB in California is???





Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Nnamdi Asomugha’s contract voided by odd clause

"5.) San Francisco 49ers - Can anyone name even one of their starting cornerbacks? I didn't think so. Maybe the addition of Harbaugh will make the 49ers a more appealing destination for the California native.
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Yes, nate clements. He whom they are paying about 1 billion a year to play for them.

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