Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lions May Pursue Nnamdi Asomugha cites various of reports saying that the Lions will go hard after free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.

Here is an excerpt from that article…

Some reports say the Lions will go hard after free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha to fill the need for a starter opposite Chris Houston, but the team naturally will have lots of competitors for his services and might not be able to match the financial package Asomugha could be seeking.

This all comes after the Lions failed to address some pretty considerable needs in the secondary during this years draft. In the second round the Lions opted to go offense drafting Boise State WR Titus Young and Illinois RB Mikel LeShoure.

Now there are two potential huge hurdles that could prevent the Lions from signing Asomugha. First Asomugha will demand a huge contract on the open market. So big that it may be out of the Lions’ price range or prevent them from addressing other needs on their roster. The excerpt in a way touched on this. Second is there is no guarantee that we will have free agency going into next season. Lions fans need to keep in mind the NFL lockout and ongoing CBA negotiations that could end up changing the landscape of the entire NFL in terms of trades, contracts and free agency. It is because of that reason alone that it was important the Lions do everything they could to take care of their needs via the draft which they obviously didn’t do.



Anonymous said...

haha Aso is getting older and closer to retirement. He wants to play for a contender. Unless Lions are gonna pay him $1,000,000,000 lol they got no chance in hell signing him.

chris edwards said...

I agree. Nnamdi is good, but I think that they should dedicate that money toward younger talent.