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Asomugha's $45.3M deal richest for DB

Updated: February 19, 2009, 7:37 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Oakland Raiders reached agreement with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on a $45.3 million, three-year contract that makes him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history.

Sources said Asomugha is guaranteed $28.5 million in a complicated deal that features a provision in which the entire contract can be guaranteed if the Raiders decide to keep the 27-year-old for the third season.

The seventh-year pro is one of the league's elite cover defenders. He was selected for the Pro ...

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