Gil Brandt of NFL.com mentioned during a recent chat session that the Detroit Lions could be viewed as one of the front runners to land CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they make a big play for Asomugha,” Brandt writes. “And I think he would consider the situation in Detroit and playing for Jim Schwartz, who has won the respect of his team. A cornerback’s best friend is a great defensive line, and right now the Lions have a pretty good group of defensive linemen.”
Brandt also mentions that the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans are two other teams to watch.
The addition of Asomugha would make them one of the most feared defenses in the league (on paper). The addition of Nick Fairley has already caused plenty of concern for opposing teams but their porous secondary leaves their defense with an obvious weakness to exploit. Asomugha could really change opposing teams offensive game plans.
Matt Mosley of Fox Sports reports that the Dallas Cowboys are a “long shot” to sign Nnamdi during free agency despite Peter King rating them as the No. 2 most likely team to sign him.
Dallas is likely to be close the cap ceiling once a new CBA is agreed upon so in order to sign Asomugha they would have to cut multiple veteran players while offering him a huge contract. The Cowboys could really use an upgrade at the cornerback position but they would be giving up a lot for one player in this circumstance.