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Nnamdi Asomugha Will Be A Free Agent After Contract Voids

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ESPN is reporting that All Pro Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha has voided his contract in Oakland will be a free agent this winter. His deal had included a few curious incentive clauses included snaps played, interceptions & fumble recoveries which he did not meet. As a result of him missing these incentives, his contract was voided. Also part of the deal was a pledge on the Raiders part to not franchise him. So Asomugha will be an unrestricted free agent and undoubtedly the most coveted guy on the market.

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This is the second straight year an elite level talent has will hit free agency. Last season, Julius Peppers signed a $91 million deal as the top free agent on the market. He was about to turn 30, just like Asomugha.

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The obvious question is whether the Eagles should pursue him? Pass defense was a clear weakness for the Eagles this season and the play of corners Ellis Hobbs and Dimitri Patterson were a big part of that. Adding Asomugha would give the Eagles an elite corner opposite Asante Samuel and immediately upgrade their secondary to arguably the best in football. Money is always a concern and who knows what Nnamdi would be looking for… but this Eagles team is in win now mode and there’s an elite player at a position of huge need on the market. They have to take a run at him. Have to.