Asomugha to enter free agency, contract voided

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: AFC West, Oakland Raiders

In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events in Oakland, Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is reportedly set to hit the open market as a free agent this off-season, with his contract voided after he failed to reach specific statistical incentives this year.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Asomugha’s contract contained complicated language that allowed for the record breaking deal to become null at the conclusion of the season. That portion of the agreement between the Raiders and Asomugha also prohibits the team from using the franchise tag on their star defender, making it unlikely that he’ll return to Oakland next season, considering the type of contract he’ll undoubtedly receive once free agency begins in February.

Asomugha joins a talented free agent class that already contains fellow All-Pro cornerback Champ Bailey, making this off-season one to watch regardless of the looming labor strife that could potentially cause a work stoppage in the fall.

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  • Justgone87

    This guy is on ant teams must have list

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  • Gsxr1194

    espn hates the raiders so l believe nothing they say.raiders not on mnf come on what first time ever they must know more people watch when raiders play.u luv or hate them and espn along with lots of others are raider haters.if u can’t take the raider way u should find another team .Al only cares about winning and will stop at nothing till they do.not saying always right. Link kennedey said nobody in nfl treats u better when u win than the raiders

  • Nrage40

    If this is true, the raiders took a huge step back from a somewhat promising season.

  • Dopesticky

    i love it, cant wait to see the raiders go 4-12, the raiders are a joke and AL Davis is the butt of it

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