Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Jets still in on Nnamdi Asomugha
By Bill Williamson
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the New York Jets are still heavily pursuing Oakland free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha despite just spending big dollars to keep receiver Santonio Holmes.
The Jets emerged as a serious pursuer of Asomugha on Tuesday. NFL.com is reporting that the Jets and Asomugha talks are “serious.”
Expect much more on Asomugha’s talks as Wednesday develops. Schefter also named Houston, Baltimore and Dallas as among the teams that are trying to secure Asomugha. Tampa Bay may be careful in its pursuit.
Meanwhile, the Raiders have kept one of their own. Schefter reported Oakland re-signed long-snapper Jon Condo. He is a reliable snapper who is part of a strong special-teams unit. It was a terrific re-sign.
ESPN’s John Clayton reports the Chiefs re-signed safety Jon McGraw to a one-year deal. He is a role player and a fine leader. With linebacker Mike Vrabel retiring, McGraw’s leadership will be needed in Kansas City.
Defensive tackle Ron Edwards left the Chiefs for a three-year deal with Carolina. The Chiefs weren’t overly excited about keeping Edwards and they are looking for an upgrade.
Raiders tackle Langston Walker said he is talking to the Raiders about returning. Yet, the Raiders are pursuing Baltimore’s Jared Gaither, who’d be a major upgrade.
We’ve seen lists from San Diego and Oakland, but here is a list of the undrafted free agents signed by all 32 teams.
Expect talks with San Diego safety Eric Weddle to heat up today. He has a lot of interest, but I think he’d like to return to the Chargers. San Diego agreed to terms with three players Tuesday, but Weddle remains a priority.