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Asomugha lands with Eagles

Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer just reported that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Raiders three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

The 49ers, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys were rumored to be in the hunt for the player considered the prize of this year’s free agent class.

Somewhere in the process, the Eagles jumped in and sealed the deal. Thus officially ends the eight-year Raiders career of Asomugha. He reportedly received a five-year deal that guarantees him $25 million from the Eagles. The Raiders gave Routt a three-year contract in March that guarantees him $20 million.

That the Raiders didn’t re-sign Asomugha isn’t a surprise. They took steps during the offseason to gird themselves against the prospect of playing without him for the first time since 2002.

Now the battle to see who replaces Asomugha kicks into high gear, with veteran Chris Johnson the early front-runner and young players such as Walter McFadden, Jeremy Ware, Chimdi Chekwa and DeMarcus Van Dyke in the mix.

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  • guest123

    We have had a crappy team for about 8 years, but the one consolation we had as Raider fans is that we had the best online blog/NFL beatwriter of any team in the NFL.

    Now the playing field is level. Thanks for that!

  • Dakota

    wtf is going on with Gaither? Jezuz, we can’t even sign a injury-prone bad-attitude player?

    fk

  • RaiderDuck

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Steve to get you up to date:

    Head Coach for the Raiders is now Mr. Hue Jackson, cable was fired now Oline coach for Seattle;

    Mr. Marcus Allen signed a FA contract with the Kansas City Chiefs

    Mr. Bo Jackson was drafted by the Raiders

    Mr. Daryle Lamonica retired

    anything else you want me to update you on?

    ==============================================

    The AFL and NFL have merged.

    Eddie Erdelatz is no longer the Raiders’ coach.

    Tom Flores is no longer the starting QB.

    The team colors are now Silver and Black, instead of silver and gold…

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders Mr. Chekwa will be NFL’s defensive rookie of the year

    you read it here first on July 29th, 2011 at 6:12pm.

  • RaiderRetribution

    RaiderDuck you rock!

  • Raiders for life

    Jeez, Steve at least post what Jerrr is BBQ tonight.

  • bcz24

    The team colors are now Silver and Black, instead of silver and gold…
    **************
    You mean we arent the Oakland Señors anymore? Crap what am I gonna do with all that gear…

  • personal foul

    Glad to see people keeping the twitter updates coming. Corkren says he has never twatted, but will furnish the info to follow him “soon”

    Hopefully he’s busy on a full-length article that will explain some of the crazy stuff happening around here.

    Like the guys writing just fine, but the output is just not there.

  • RaiderDuck

    Maybe Steve found JaMarcus’ leftover Purple Drank…

  • Raiders for life

    How bout that Jones Kid?

  • RaiderRetribution

    I do wish Mr. Higgins well as well, he made a few big plays for us, in fact I think those were Russel’s only highlights and he took a hit that no WR should ever have to take.

  • RaiderRetribution

    it’s probably really fermented by now, wasn’t a good year though

  • morilla

    Wtf is up with the flow of info on this blog? Might be time to switch to the other one.

  • RaiderRetribution

    has the NFL ever asked the Raiders to go to their original Senors uniforms for retro week?

  • RaiderDuck

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    I do wish Mr. Higgins well as well, he made a few big plays for us, in fact I think those were Russel’s only highlights and he took a hit that no WR should ever have to take.

    ========================================

    Exactly. After he got laid out by that Chargers safety (can’t remember the name) while stretching for a crappy Russell throw, Higgins got scared and shied away from contact. Hopefully, the Eagles can unshellshock him. If not, it’s another career JaMarcus wrecked.

  • RaiderDuck

    Morilla Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Wtf is up with the flow of info on this blog? Might be time to switch to the other one.

    ===================================

    Which other one?

  • guest123

    morilla Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    Wtf is up with the flow of info on this blog? Might be time to switch to the other one.
    ######
    This blog is dead.

  • severeraiderz

    We need to add some vet OG because I have limited faith in Wiz II as a rookie. He was moved from C to LG as a senior, probably for good reason

  • YoungAmerican

    Sims-Walker is a Ram.

  • HowieLongsNeckPad
  • RaiderDuck

    Severeraiderz Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    We need to add some vet OG because I have limited faith in Wiz II as a rookie. He was moved from C to LG as a senior, probably for good reason

    ==========================================

    He was probably moved because Penn State was short on Guards, but had another decent Center. It happens in college all the time.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Rams signed Mike Sims Walker

  • severeraiderz

    Lol JLH ran clear across the country away from Eric Weddle….

  • bcz24

    Exactly. After he got laid out by that Chargers safety (can’t remember the name)
    ******************
    Eric Weddle

  • Raiders for life

    Wow, it’s nice to see that every team in the NFL is making moves. Effin Raiders can’t even re-sign their own players. Al, it’s Friday the 29th 6;29pm 2011

  • RaiderRetribution

    I wonder if Mr. Taiwan Jones will ask for and get Nnamdi’s jersey number (21) or rookie corners Mr. Chekwa or Mr. Van Dyke

  • HowieLongsNeckPad

    any recommendations where i can find a better blog?

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    From Twitter…

    VittorioTafur Vittorio Tafur
    Seymour on losing Asomugha: “I’m concerned about the Raiders.”

  • severeraiderz

    Duck

    That’s a load of bull.you don’t move an “elite” player out of position especially when you have plenty of other guards, centers, and tackles.

  • YoungAmerican

    DVD mentioned on Twitter he wanted #21 because it was Sean Taylor’s number.

  • Tricky70390

    Man this is so frustrating. All we have is Stanford Routt, The-Other-Chris-Johnson, and a bunch of puppies playing cornerback. There has got to be another corner coming in, and we still don’t have Zach back.

    What is Al doing, wasn’t he supposed to be a genius at maneuvering the cap? I think the most embarrassing part of today is that we don’t even know if Jared Gaither is a Raider or not after it’s been confirmed and denied about 3 times over.

  • big pep

    jlh is a biatch played like one and half assed his routes i wont miss him at all.

  • guest123

    Is there a team in the entire NFL less active than the Raiders. Is Al still asleep?

    Wake up Al!

  • priesttj

    if anyody wnats to seeDVD and Gordon in action I’m watching the Miami vs Wisconsin bowl game in ’09 where DVD starts and has a decent game. Gordon didn’t play much but you can see how gifted DVD really is.

  • RaiderDuck

    Severeraiderz Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    Duck

    That’s a load of bull.you don’t move an “elite” player out of position especially when you have plenty of other guards, centers, and tackles.

    =========================================

    What’s with the quotes around “elite?” He was a first-team All-American and universally regarded as the best or second-best Center in the draft.

    Trust me; he’ll be fine, and a HUGE improvement over Satele.

  • Tricky70390

    It’s a tie between the Raiders and the Bears for the most dead team in FA right now with positions to fill.

  • Raiders for life

    memo to Sproles….
    Wk 3 preseason 1st qtr. Watch out for Romac.

  • guest123

    Bears signed former Cowboys WR’s Roy Williams and Sam Hurd.

    Bears 2, Raiders 0

  • guest123

    Bears showing more interest in signing Zach Miller than the Raiders are.

  • HowieLongsNeckPad

    i missed something… who is DVD?

  • RaiderDuck

    HowieLongsNeckPad Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    i missed something… who is DVD?

    ===========================

    DeMarcus Van Dyke.

  • HowieLongsNeckPad

    haha makes sense

  • Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    MR, your life is sad.

  • Tricky70390

    Guest123 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Bears showing more interest in signing Zach Miller than the Raiders are.

    =======================================

    Saddest thing I’ve ever heard….and I’m actually inclined to believe it.

  • Raiders for life

    The theme song from jeopordy is playing right now.
    La la la la la la la….doo de doo de doo de doo

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    HowieLongsNeckPad Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    i missed something… who is DVD?

    ———

    Dude….are you serious?
    Lol..

  • Jazzed Up Raider

    After years of reading Jerrys’ blog, just wanted to come in and say howdy folks.

    Sure hopw Raider HQ make some good signings or it could be a long cold bitter winter.

    I’m sure Uncle Al has a rabbit or two to pull outta the hat yet. Great blog, keep it up.

  • Lime and the Coconut

    Got news for ya all. Al knows what he is doing. His team is in place. Lets roll.

  • Gerard

    438.guest123 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    Bears signed former Cowboys WR’s Roy Williams and Sam Hurd.

    Bears 2, Raiders 0

    Yeah. Too bad we missed out on Roy W. We didn’t have enough players dropping passes constantly.

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    Tricky70390 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    Guest123 Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Bears showing more interest in signing Zach Miller than the Raiders are.

    =======================================

    Saddest thing I’ve ever heard….and I’m actually inclined to believe it.

    ——–

    Sad but true…Jhill heard it through the Grapevine!

    ;)

    We have 3 TE’s already…I don’t see Raiders bringing back Miller!