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Asomugha pursuit is in full swing

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:27 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The New York Jets are the first team linked to Raiders three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Asomugha is an unrestricted free agent after eight seasons with the Raiders, where he developed into one of the league’s two best all-around cornerbacks. The Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Jets are interested in teaming Asomugha with Darrelle Revis, the other player considered one of two best all-around cornerbacks.

The Star-Ledger is light on details and relies on two unnamed sources. The Jets need to do something at cornerback if they opt to let starter Antonio Cromartie bolt for free agency. Asomugha, naturally, would be an upgrade.

The Jets don’t figure to be the only team to contact Asomugha’s agent. In the end, the Jets might be remembered only as the first team to gauge the market for Asomugha. Yet, this shows that even teams already in better position than most at cornerback, already with a top-flight cornerback and salary-cap issues won’t shy away from Asomugha if the price is right.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Raiders jump into the fray if they see that the asking price isn’t as high as they thought it might be before free agency began. Asomugha has yet to say anything about which team he prefers to play for since the final year of his contract voided because of a failure to reach several statistical clauses.

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  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    Raider Nation, please join me in welcoming Ben Lamaak to our humble abode. If anyone thought Big Al was sleeping today and would throw airballs at UDFA’s, you were wrong. With three months to evaluate the roster after the draft, the Oakland Raider went out and got the right players at the right positions. (According to KFFL, the Raiders even went hard after Pat Devlin)

    Big Ben Lamaak began 2010 on the Outland Trophy Watch List and has played three Offensive Line positions in his four year career at Iowa State.

    Lamaak missed the Combine, but showed well at Iowa State’s Pro Day. Perhaps he flew “Under the Raider”…?

    At six-feet four and three-hundred-five pounds he represents a very versatile player who will go all out on every play and put the team first. That sounds like a few Oakland Raider players I have met and others that I have followed throughout the years.

    I know that the title says, “Unofficially”, but he has been on a plane, is in Napa and has called himself a Raider on Twitter. I think it’s not quite a referee’s whistle, but it is pretty dang official.

    If you haven’t hit him up on Twitter yet, HAVE FUN!!! http://twitter.com/#!/bmaak63

  • Bauce Rules

    504….id keep it just in case u run out of toilet paper

  • When the Soup is good

    Scary that Bruce is like my quarterbacks to have a little more hair on the head. Legoing to have to start because after one or two bone crushing hits, hes down for the count. Come on man, get real and get off the man crush.

    Raiders are goin all the way to Indy. Mark it on your calendar.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yep I still have the Jersey. I think I’m going to give it to one of the homeless guys under the I-10.

    ***************************

    That’s no way to treat the less fortunate!!!

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    Brien, who starts Campbell other than the Raiders?

  • Bauce Rules

    Haha Al wanted Devlin…..told yall people this but no one would listen

  • 504 Raider

    JC could start for every team in the AFC or NFC West except San Diego or St. Louis.

  • Bauce Rules

    MR…..CARDS,SEAHAWKS,VIKINGS,BILLS,DOLPHINS AND PANTHERS……NEXT

  • Bone Crunching Balls

    JC will be back with a vengence folks. Look out hes new and improved, badder than before, he has Bone Crunching Balls and try and stop him.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    I didn’t ask anyone who they believed Campbell “could” start for. I asked who WOULD start him. You see, if Tom Brady was available, I could name, say, 31 teams that would start him. I could name them all, individually, for certain. So I’m asking anyone to name just ONE team that would sign Campbell and start him if he were available.

  • Bauce Rules

    MR i got an answer to every question….i dont back down like u have so many times on here

  • Bauce Rules

    MR…..i already named them

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    Why did it take you so long, Bauce?

    So, you honestly think those teams would start Campbell? They’d put him at the top of their depth chart, right now?

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    lol, yes, you do have an answer to every question, Bauce. It’s just a little funny that it took you so long to answer who would start Campbell. Did you have to think about it? Didn’t take me long to think of a team that would start Gradkowski. Cincinnati. I said it right off the bat.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gradkowski will win as many games in Cincy this year, as Carson Palmer did last year.

    Print that!!

  • Bauce Rules

    Come on phagget lets hear ur lies

  • Bauce Rules

    Dummy scroll up….i named 6our teams even before i got to more dummy

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    which team would start Jason Campbell?
    **********
    Easy: SEA, SF, MIA, ARI, TEN, MIN, WAS, CAR.

  • Bauce Rules

    Haha u named a team in vchaos that already has a qb for the future….u make it seem like bengals are saying grad u can win afc north lol

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    Bauce, come on. Don’t start getting moody. Nothing wrong with intelligent debate. I’m just trying to get a realistic prognosis on Jason Campbell, outside of his “bone crunching balls”. Maybe that’s your thing, but I’m not interested. I just want to know if the man can play football. I have another question for you, Bauce. Who else was trying to get Campbell when the Raiders acquired him?

  • Bone Crunching Balls

    He goes balls to the wall cause he got
    Bone Crunching Balls

    Buffalo Balls dont compare to what he got
    Bone Crunching Balls

    Balls o’ Steel, Great Big Balls, Balls to the Walls- He got Bone Crunching Balls

    Meat balls, lamb balls, hog balls and beans
    they got nothin on him because—–
    He got Bone Crunching Balls

    Dingo balls dont compare the aint got no hair

    They are Bone Crunching Balls

  • Just Fire Baby

    Since the beginning of 2008, Carson Palmer has 41 TD’s and 47 turnovers.

    I would think any WR playing for that, would be happy with ANYBODY ELSE, be it Dalton, Gradkowski or anybody else.

  • Bauce Rules

    Come on phagget….tell us about Trashkowski leading the bengals to the playoffs

  • Bone Crunching Balls

    BigTed707 Says:
    July 26th, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    which team would start Jason Campbell?
    **********
    Easy: SEA, SF, MIA, ARI, TEN, MIN, WAS, CAR.

    ***********************

    AND OAKLAND BigTed, Oakland Baby! and you know the Skins would have him back in a heartbeat, yeah they would.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com RAIDER

    Alright, Bauce, you’re getting all moody and emotional over this now, so I’ll let you stew over it. I’ll check back later to see if you ever answered my question. Who was fighting for Campbell when the Raiders got him?

    See you guys later.

  • Bauce Rules

    Lol Vegas….trashkowski always has has more TOs than TDs lol….next

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not to mention the Bengals sat in horror as Gradkowski outplayed Carson Palmer on the same field less than 2 years ago.

  • Bauce Rules

    Dummy a few teams were inquiring about JC…..as usual MR ur lying u lil phagget

  • Just Fire Baby

    ….u make it seem like bengals are saying grad u can win afc north lol

    *************************

    Have the Bengals EVER won the AFC North?

    I think they have won the divison 3 times in 50 years, lol.

  • Bauce Rules

    Yeah MR RUN U LIL PHAGGET….The Bauce is smarter than you,more creative, runs them bzies like u wish u could, and i’ll beat the living fk outta ya. I got u aced at every turn and entire blog knowws it. The same bloggers u said 9 out of 10 were idiots. I take high offeense to that. u would never say .000000001 pct of the bs u say in here to any of us

  • Bone Crunching Balls

    Who was fighting for Campbell when they got him? Was he a free agent testing the waters? not sure? Duh. He was traded. Players rarely know when they are being traded til they are traded.

    You question to the Bauce DOES NOT HOLD WATER.

    Campbell was not a FA so how could other teams go after him. Al is a wheeler/dealer and saw Campbell was questioning his role and Al swooped on him like an eagle.

    Your question is a trick question because it cannot be answered correctly.

    Now go stand in line for some Soup.

    Bauce, you gonna owe me a beer for that one. Thank you.

  • Bauce Rules

    Not a trick question at all…i can answer anything with ease….i always douse that lil btch….but even better Beers on me BONE

  • Bone Crunching Balls

    Keep up the good work.

  • Bauce Rules

    Vegas….afc north is 10 seasons old now lol….but still u think grad going there to be some star qb? hell naw

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    The Raiders have begun negotiations with free agent OT Jared Gaither, according to NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora.
    The Raiders would have the tallest bookends in the league if they ended up pairing 6’9″ Gaither with 6’9″ second-year tackle Jered Veldheer. Coach Hue Jackson is making an effort to change the culture in Oakland. Gaither comes with attitude question marks, though, after a falling out with the Ravens coaching staff!

  • Bauce Rules

    Im out…Raider on…Bauce Outro

  • Bauce Rules

    Gaither? Well blog is gonna run wild tomorrow lol

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gaither and Carlisle on the roster means zippo playing time for Beast Campbell.

    Henderson, Barnes and Langston = toast

  • J Hill

    LOL, JFB.

    Cincy saved you from Mistic.

    It was looking pretty bleak there with Seattle going with Jackson, and Minny on the verge of getting McNabb.

    Orton on Kolb will end up in Az, so without Cincy swooping in, you’da been up da creek with your prediction.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Cromartie is actually a better play maker than Aso. I would welcome his signing and we come cheaper. Aso is so over-rated it is absurd…He will exposed on a good team that plays in meaningful games.

  • Flat Top Raider from Nasheville

    Just wanna drop in and say hi to ya’all. I live here in Titan Town but never been e Titan fan, and that goes all the way back to the Oilers. Always like Bum bet nevet got over them chokin to the Bills like they did. Dropped them like a dirty whore. So since then I been a Raider fan. I like you cammander in chief Al Davis. Man has done more for football than anyone I know.

    Well ya’all keep up the good work in Oaktown and good luck this season. Go get another Lombardi for Mr. Davis, I know he’d like that.

  • J Hill

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    July 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Gaither and Carlisle on the roster means zippo playing time for Beast Campbell.

    —————————————————-

    Really????

    We’ll see about that.

    More like no playing time for Barksdale anytime soon.

    Will Gaither play LT and move Veldheer to RT?

    VERY interesting move here.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Asomugha is the best cornerback in the NFL.

    Mr. Willie Brown had the same issue not other qbs would throw his way (rarely and we all know what he did to Fran Tarkenton in the Super Bowl when he tried) is why he does not have the TDs.

    Jets would much rather have Nnamdi than Cromartie any day.

  • Cotton Eyed Joe

    The best way for Jackson to have success as a coach is to be his own man. When Al comes a callin, get out of the way and don’t be found. DO YOUR OWN THING, but have success.
    Find a mini-me Tom Cable pimp hand man to take care of your snitches.

    Mr Jackson = Mr Raider

    Al Davis = Al Davis

    Mr Raider = Al Davis

    When worlds collide Hue, dont let Als’ world spoil your desire to make the Raiders great.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders sign Gaither simply means Barksdale, Loper, & Campbell compete for the LG-RG spots.

    I think it is fair to say the only positon locked up is Mr. Wisniewski at center

  • J Hill

    Well so much for the master plan of avoiding the costly signings of big-name, low-production players, lol.

    How on earth can we be negotiating with Gaither and we are 15 million over the cap? Who have we cut to get under?

    Hmmmm …

  • RaiderRetribution

    meant ints- remembering Willie running down the sideline for the 76 yd int for a TD – cause and effect

  • Rabbit with 2 pound balls

    name says it all!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders will not over pay for Gaither, they will cut Carslie, restrucure a couple players

    I think Bennett & Eugene will get cut anyway even though they signed before the lockout.

    with the Raiders drafting 2 TEs, I think that was the writing on the wall for Zach to be free to leave.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Veldeer is LT and Wiz will start at center after that…hopefully Gaither or Ryan Harris acquired to man RT. G would be loper and hopefully Campbell