Nnamdi Asomugha, now flying high

And out of nowhere, the Eagles swoop in and steal Nnamdi Asomugha from the other 31 NFL teams who wish they could add his talents to their roster. At the last moment the Cowboys and Jets backed out of their desire to grab the elite defensive back. I have no idea why.

As I just blogged about, the Eagles traded Kolb for Rodgers-Cromartie, which makes a deadly pass defense next to Samuel. Philadelphia will throw out $60 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed to Asomugha.  Some fun stats? Nnamdi only sees 2.2 targets a game and only allows 1.2 completions per game. That is shutdown play at its finest.

Six more big NFL trades & acquisitions to discuss

So while I am waiting rather impatiently for Nnamdi Asomugha to announce his decision to create a powerhouse with Darrelle Revis, I have five, in my opinion, rather large player moves in the NFL. Vince Young to the Eagles (to backup Michael Vick), Chad Ochocinco to the Patriots, Darren Sproles to the Saints, Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles, Sidney Rice to the Seahawks.

First off, the 2005 Heisman Trophy runner-up (losing to Reggie bush), ex-Titan, Vince Young.  Continue reading “Six more big NFL trades & acquisitions to discuss” Six more big NFL trades &…

Nate Clements and his high salary are gone from San Francisco

Will the 49ers be able to pick up Nnamdi Asomugha after removing Nate Clements and his $80 million (8 year) salary? Clements’ deal includes $42.5 million in salaries for the 2011-15 seasons, which the 49ers will now not have to pay.

And if the highly prized ex-Raider cornerback doesn’t work out, how about Jonathan Joseph from the Cincinnati Bengals? Or Antonio Cromartie from the New York Jets (San diego Chargers before that), who is also on the Free Agency list?

Now with the cuts of other high-paid players, the 49ers should have a ton of salary breathing room. Maybe we’ll just take 2 new corners, and leave Shantae Spencer as a Nickleback? I just want to get this show on the road, and have one less question in my head as to the state of the upcoming 49er defense.