View Full Version : Sirius: Raiders close to long-term deal with Asomugha, shopping Burgess

02-19-2009, 11:03 AM
According to Sirius NFL Radio, the Raiders are closing in on a long-term deal with CB Nnamdi Asomugha that would pay him upwards of $25 million over the next two seasons. The team is also shopping DE Derrick Burgess in a trade. They also report the Raiders may be bring back recently released WR Jerry Porter to replace the soon-to-be release WR Ronald Curry.

02-19-2009, 11:12 AM
Saw it on PFT. Not so sure that Osa just doesnt still test the FA market next week anyways. This might just be a ploy from his agent to let other teams interested know how much hes gonna cost.
I dont see how Chokeland can afford this.

02-19-2009, 11:58 AM
I don't see why he'd sign with the raiders if he had the chance to get out! If I could play in Oakland for 12M/yr or somewhere else for 10M/year I think I take the 10M and watch my spending :raidersux

02-19-2009, 12:02 PM
I don't see why he'd sign with the raiders if he had the chance to get out! If I could play in Oakland for 12M/yr or somewhere else for 10M/year I think I take the 10M and watch my spending :raidersux

LOL @ watching your spending... I'm sure one could scrape by on a paycut from 12 mil per annum to 10 mil...

02-19-2009, 12:07 PM
There is going to have to be a market correction for the FA $$ this season.

02-19-2009, 06:47 PM
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:19 pm EST
Execs taken aback by Asomugha, Lechler deals (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/around_the_nfl/post/Execs-taken-aback-by-Asomugha-Lechler-deals?urn=nfl,142741)

By Jason Cole

INDIANAPOLIS – Reaction was swift and ugly Thursday to the deals the Oakland Raiders (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/oak/) gave CB Nnamdi Asomugha (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6367/) and punter Shane Lechler (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5171/) over the past two days.
"How many different ways can you say, 'What were they thinking?' " a team executive who declined to be identified said after being told the terms of Asomugha's three-year, $45 million contract (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-asomughacontract021909&prov=yhoo&type=lgns).
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2009/02/ipt/1235092364.jpg "Insanity, stupidity, whatever you want to attach to it. Yeah, the kid is the best cornerback in the league. They paid for quality. I'll give them that. But that deal wrecks the league. Absolutely wrecks it. … I'm sure Al doesn't care, but it's deals like that that change the league for the worse."
Asomugha (pictured) is guaranteed $28.5 million over the first two years of the deal and the Raiders will have to decide by the fifth day of the league year in 2011 whether to pick up the third season of the deal. If they do, the final year is guaranteed. If not, Asomugha can't be franchised (nor can the Raiders franchise him even if he plays out all three years on the contract), making him an unrestricted free agent at either age 29 or 30. Combined with the $9.7 million Asomugha made last season as a franchise player for Oakland, he stands to make approximately $55 million in a four-year stretch.
"And still hit free agency at the right time for one more big contract, assuming he's healthy," a second team executive said, shaking his head.
The fear among the executives is that the Asomugha deal will have a ripple effect on the rest of the league. Specifically, Tennessee DT Albert Haynesworth (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5901/) is likely to get a contract that exceeds previous deals for defensive linemen such as Jared Allen (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6885/) and Dwight Freeney (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5897/).
"You can argue that Haynesworth is a defensive tackle or that he's a bad guy," said a third team executive. "But if a cornerback gets what the Raiders just paid, a defensive tackle like Haynesworth is going to get a serious pay day as well."
Similarly, Lechler's deal more than doubled the previous high average for a punter. His four-year, $16 million deal includes $9 million guaranteed, according to sources close to the negotiations. The $4 million average per season exceeds the previous high of $1.8 million.
Photo courtesy of US Presswire

02-19-2009, 06:49 PM
al davis is an idiot. he undone whatever respect he accomplished in the past.

02-19-2009, 06:51 PM
Burgess(for our 2nd 5th rounder) would look nice coming off of our edge as a LB/DE Hybrid--and being that we sent the Fade Gerrard Warren, they owe us one.

02-19-2009, 06:51 PM
Maybe the NFL owner will push for him to give up control of the franchise to ensure he does **** up the pay and game.

02-19-2009, 10:20 PM
Meh, just sounds like the kind of premium a team like the Raiders has to pay to keep good talent. If they offerred the same contracts as other teams who the hell would sign with them?