Thursday, July 28, 2011
Nnamdi Asomugha watch drags on
By Bill Williamson
We have to wonder if Johnathan Joseph's agreement with Houston means Oakland free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is headed to the New York Jets or elsewhere. The Texans were considered a favorite along with the Jets to land Asomugha.
The Texans’ agreement with Joseph means Houston didn’t feel like it could get Asomugha. The Jets reportedly want to hear an answer from the top free-agent prize, one way or another. Here is a thought that Asomugha is holding the Jets hostage. It seems like the Jets are getting antsy and they may soon decide to move away from Asomugha if he doesn’t come to a decision soon.
Of course, as long as he is still out there, the Raiders still have a chance. Could Asomugha be waiting to see if the Raiders can clear the cap room to sign him? Who knows, but the longer this drags on, the more reasonable of a question it becomes.
Meanwhile, no surprise that Kansas City cut receiver Chris Chambers and cornerback Jackie Bates. They clearly weren’t in the team’s plans. Chambers played well when the Chiefs claimed him in the second half of the 2009 season off waivers from San Diego. But he didn’t do much last season.
Greg Olsen's trade from Chicago to Carolina means another tight end is off the market. This hasn’t been a hot market for tight ends so that is good news for the Raiders, who are trying to keep Zach Miller.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting freshly cut Vince Young wants to play for the Eagles. Earlier in the day, Schefter listed the Eagles and Raiders as potential suitors for the former Titans’ quarterback.