Report: Bucs A Player For Nnamdi AsomughaJuly 28th, 2011
Joe’s done his share of freelance work for the Newark Star-Ledger. The pay’s always top notch.
The point is Joe knows they’re a legitimate outfit with high standards. So Joe will consider their latest, that the Bucs are knee deep in the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, as a very solid rumor. Here it is:
The Jets initially contacted Asomugha Tuesday. The 49ers and the Texans were also in hot pursuit, but now the Joseph deal presumably eliminates Houston from the race. But Tampa Bay — which has been relatively quiet in free agency thus far — has also been in the mix, per a person with knowledge of the teams competing for Asomugha’s services.
What’s next? Early this evening, the Jets were asking Asomugha for a decision, per a person informed of the communication between the sides.
A good idea? Sorry. Joe’s confident the Bucs don’t need a cornerback. Aqib Talib’s coming back. Ronde Barber is still here and strong. The Bucs drafted Myron Lewis in the third round and like him. E.J. Biggers is solid.
Nnamdi ain’t worth it. Not in this defense.
But, of course, Joe would cheer for him like hell.
Update 10:27 p.m.: Unintentionally urinating the face of the legions of Nnamdi lovers, Warren Sapp just Twittered the following:
@QBKILLA Tampa Bay Is Not In Nnamdi Asomugha Sweepstakes!!!