- Caplan adds that the Jets are still an option for Asamoah as well.
Atlanta hired former Chiefs’ GM Scott Pioli, so he is as familiar with Asamoah as anyone in the league.
Asamoah, 25, is clearly one of the best interior lineman available in this year’s free agent class. However, we haven’t heard a lot of buzz regarding him before today, so it will be interesting to see what kind of contract he’s able to secure in the end.
Pro Football Focus rated Asamoah as the No. 20 guard in the league last season and decent pass-blocker.
We have him listed as the No. 32 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
- Wilson adds that signing Asamoah won’t be easy for the Falcons as he is likely to command a decent salary in the next few weeks.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported earlier in the day the Jets are expected to “make a play” for Asamoah in the days leading up to free agency.
- Mehta adds that re-signing veteran G Willie Colon is a “back-burner option” for the Jets right now.