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Breaking Down The Nnamdi Sweepstakes

Nnamdi Asomougha, [former] CB for the Oakland Raiders and widely regarded as the best in the league, is the premier Free Agent this offseason. Early on, the 49ers and Texans were in the hunt, but the Texans suddenly signed CB Joseph (formerly of the Bengals), likely taking themselves out of the hunt for Nnamdi. SF has started suggesting they're out of the race.

To me, it sounds like the price for Nnamdi is raising, even though reports said he was willing to take a paycut to sign with a contender. Well, the Jets had something on the table for him the entire time, and Nnamdi didn't take the deal(s), so if his price is still rising, is he still willing to take a cut for a contender? Who else is in the hunt?

Reports flew today that the Cowboys were seeking Nnamdi. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (twin brother of Rex) was a coach in Oakland with Nnamdi, so there's familiarity. The problem, however, is that the Cowboys are in cap-trouble, and couldn't afford to pay Nnamdi what he wants and still fix all their other problems... especially when people feel Romo is in a must-win-now situation. I don't foresee Asomougha going to the Cowboys.

So who is left? Clearly someone we haven't talked about yet. I'm honestly surprised we haven't heard talk of New Orleans, who have had DB injury problems in recent years and could use someone across from SB hero Tracy Porter. I'm sure he'll go somewhere not yet mentioned... but that's if he doesn't make the move I expect him to make.

Nnamdi wants to win, that's why he's out searching... but the Raiders last year turned it around and got real close. Nnamdi has stayed put before when he had an opportunity to leave, and while he's testing his market, I think he's still leaning back towards home. The Raiders need him, and with him, they can continue on this path of improvement. Al can throw him whatever he wants... I wouldn't be surprised to see the deal get done.

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