The Tampa Buccaneers have been rumored to be a possible suitor for CB Nnamdi Asomugha but some recent reports have attempted to debunk that theory. Buccaneers LB Geno Hayes mentioned that such a move wouldn’t fit with the teams previous strategy while SI.com’s Peter King tweets that there’s no chance Asomugha signs with Tampa.
To start, the Buccaneers are going to have to spend money unlike previous years when they kept their payroll as low as possible so adding a player that can solidify a young secondary makes some amount of sense.
As King’s remarks, if his report is accurate then the Buc’s will have little shot at landing him whether they’re interested or not. King mentions that the market for Asomugha should consist of the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans and the New York Jets and he specifically mentions that Asomugha’s preference would be the Jets.
Dallas and New York will both have to figure out their cap situations as they are projected to be over the new salary cap of $120 million for the 2011 season. Houston has a huge need at cornerback and the money to spend as do the Eagles so I’d have to lay money on either of them before considering the Cowboys and Jets.