What About Nnamdi Asomugha?

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  1. dgb11112

    dgb11112 Well-Known Member

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    I reside in Atlanta, and it's been reported that Deanagelo Hall has been traded to the Raiders. He will get almost the amount of money that Samuals received... This puts Oakland in a Quandry, becasue Asomugha hasn't signed his tender yet and when D Hall signs it would put them in a bad cap situation to have both of them on the roster. It appears he will be a availabe and there was talk of him earlier. He has grreat size 6'2" 210 and good speed and excellent awareness. IMO we should explore a few options since Oakland after the trade will NOT have any picks in the first 3 rounds.
     
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    dgb11112 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Great Post I agree on this fact. If you look at where this will Put Oakland they can't afford to keep both and he's only a 4 year Pro in Asomugha so he's young :hi5:
     
  3. i got da juice

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    i thought that he was franchised, he is a top corner and IMO better than samuel and hall, i doubt we do anything however, i would love him tho
     
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    dolphinator86 You are TERMINATED!!

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    yeah and Al Davis is legendary for getting flashy players who dont fit the scheme or attitude of HIS team. And he is quick on the trigger to get rid of players but i think the cost is to high i would love the addition but i dont think BP & JI will pull the trigger if something does come of this.
     
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    dgb11112 Well-Known Member

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    He hasn't signed his tender yet meaning he isn't Franchised.
     
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    like2god I LOVE FinHeaven

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    Asomugha was hit with the exclusive rights franchise tag that doesn't allow him to even talk to other teams. As much as I was hoping he would be free to talk to Miami, he's going to be playing for the Raiders.
    The trade was reportedly for the Raiders 2nd round pick, they still have the #4 pick in the first round. ;)
     
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    dgb11112 Well-Known Member

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    Read the thread start already explains it all. Oakland had the 4th pick in the draft and now won't have one until 4th round.
     
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    FREE ADVICE TO ASOMUGHA: SIGN YOUR TENDER

    Posted by Mike Florio on March 15, 2008, 11:16 p.m.
    With the Oakland Raiders closing in on a trade for cornerback DeAngelo Hall, which likely would also entail a big-money contract for the disgruntled Falcons, our guess is that the Raiders would then strip the exclusive franchise tag from cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
    But if Asomugha signs the one-year tender offer in an amount equal to the average of the five highest 2008 cap numbers for NFL cornerbacks, the tag is irrevocable — and the salary is fully guaranteed.
    So our free, unsolicited, and likely unwanted advice to Asomugha is to sign the tender. Right now.
    Three years ago, cornerback Charles Woodson triggered a negative reaction from the Raiders by signing his franchise tender, presumably at a time when the team was thinking about removing it.
    If the franchise tag is rescinded, the player immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent. But since most of the big money already has flowed in free agency, Asomugha might be better off taking the one-year guarantee in 2008, and then hitting the open market in 2009.
     
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    Their guess is that will happen. My guess is that they will sign him. ;)

    Again Florio runs a rumor site that does have alot of good stories and rumblings, but they also have alot of crap on there too. You have to take it with a grain of salt unless they provide proof (Links, source, quote, article, youtube vid, etc).
     
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    iT'S ACTUALLY NOT CORRECT... yES HE WAS fRANCHISED... no HE DIDN'T SIGN IT YET FO RTHE TENDER. THIS MAKING HIM AVAILABLE IF HE DOESN'T SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE.
     
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    Please refrain from posting in all caps. Thanks :)
    I think you are misreading the article. Asomugha was tagged with the Raiders exclusive rights franchise tag, meaning he can't even speak with other teams. What the Florio article is suggesting is that the Raiders may remove the tag because they traded for Hall (speculation from Florio). What he is suggesting to Asomugha is that he sign the tender in order to guarantee himself the average salary of the five highest 2008 NFL cornerbacks, making it impossible for the Raiders to remove the tag.

    Until the Raiders remove the tag (which is all PFT speculation at this point) Asomugha can't speak with any other NFL teams.
     
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    The big question is, assuming the tag was removed (unlikely), would we be interested? I should hope so, but we've passed on just about every other big name / big money free agent.
     
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    TexanPhinatic I Pity the Fool

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    I could see Tampa making a run at him if he gets released, they still have some cap room. That Florio guy is stupid, Asmougha will get his money this year or next, doesnt matter. If a team wants a top flight CB and need to pay Clem/Sam money to get him, they will do what it takes-restructure other contracts, backload Asmoughas, cut some people, whatever. He wont be poor, and hell, maybe he really doesnt want to play for Oakland, can you blame him for wanting off that sinking ship?
     
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    The theory would be solid, except Al Davis lives completely in the past and he believes in two things. The vertical passing game and two shut down corners. Remember the days of Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes.


     
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    I think there is a chance this guy shakes free...If I were him...I wouldn't sign the tender...because there are plenty of teams with cap room left to fit in his contract.
    I also think the Raiders may remove his designation as PFT suggests. They have doled out a lot of money this offseason. If he does get freed...we should ABSOLUTELY go after him. I think he might be better than Samuel or Hall.
     
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    the thread start does not explain a thing where does it say they traded a first for him and where is your link that he has been traded? :)
     
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    He's worth the cash. Getting him would make this a really stellar offseason, and free up pick #32 (which I was guessing would go for the best CB on the board) for O-line.

    Man...we shouldn't get too excited about this because the chances of it happening are slim to none.
     
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    The trade is D. Hall for Oaklands 2nd and 6th rd picks.
     
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    I'd like to get him for Taylor in a trade.
     
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    If Al Davis had any brains he'd unload Nnamdi for the CowBoys two first rd picks.
     
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    we should give our first second for him and see if it is enough. i am not one for giving picks up in the rebuilding years but this guy is that good and is young, we have to the cash to sign him, hten we can either get back a 2nd by trading jt or just suck it up wiht only one second. then we get jake long, nnambi, erin henderon, chilo rachal and stil get to keep jt. idk that covers lot of needs, but then agian this isnt madden and im no GM, so whatever happens works with me.
     
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    The only way for any team to trade for him is if he signs the tender and Oakland then trades him. It is very unlikely that would happen, however Oakland would not have a cap hit while trading him because franchise tenders dont come with a signing bonus.If Oakland rescinds its exclusive rights tag on him, he would instantly become an unrestricted free agent.
     
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    If Asoughma was to be let go, he would command big money. Considering where the standard contract for a CB right now in this market, he would want somewhere close to Samuel money. I dont see Bill willing to unload that much money for him because he probably believes that he could get a good corner in the draft. He did unload big money in trying to acquire Pace which makes it interesting.

    In the end, I think Asoughma will be with the Raider Nation for this upcoming year and will be let go the next year. If he ends up with a monster season like he did a couple years ago where he got ten picks, he will command B.I.G money, likely more then Samuel which would possibly take us out of the running for his services.
     
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    I still have yet to see this hall trade reported anywhere let alone anything about oakland giving up their first. i'm in the bay area and have heard nothing about this and last thing i read hall said he was not in oakland and and has not given the ok on any trade or contract.
     
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    This is all I have seen reported.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3295344

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/03/15/bc.fbn.falcons.halltrad.ap/index.html

    Thats interesting that it has not been reported anywhere in the Bay area.
     
  27. miami234ever

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    Wow, so you can take the franchise tag OFF of a player? That's interesting. He was my #1 free agent target going into the off-season, and if he becomes available we should definitley go after him. He's a top 3 CB in the league, and right now it would be cheaper to get him than next off-season because many people may just look at interceptions and see that he only got 1 this year. If he has a good year interception wise this upcoming season, he will be a lot more expensive next off-season.
     
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    i doubt they would let him go he is a better conner then D. Hall
     

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