Nnamdi Asomugha to the Ravens?

January 11, 2011 | Michael Schwartz

One of the best cornerbacks in the NFL is Nnamdi Asomugha and he will be a free agent in the 2011 free agent market. There are many teams who will want this cornerback and one of which is the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens would love to get a shutdown corner to add to their great defense. This year Asomugha was thrown at 27 times, and only 13 of these were completions. Teams obviously don’t want to throw near him, and if the Ravens got him then they could put him on one side with no safety help and then have Reed on the other side ball hawking. The only thing that will keep him out of Baltimore will be the money; the Ravens generally won’t go out and pay a player 8-10 million a year. Assuming that Asumougha will get paid like Darrelle Revis who just got a 4 year, 32 million dollar contract this year. He will likely make the same amount if not a little more. He deserves the money but the Ravens also have to resign Haloti Ngata who is one of the best if not the best defensive tackle in the NFL. They may resign Todd Heap, but other than that they have guys like Kelly Gregg, Chris Carr, Fabian Washington, T.J Houshmanzadah, and Jarett Johnson. They will likely let Gregg, Housh, and Washington go. They will sign Johnson and Carr for a decent price, but they would still be able to get Asumougha. This would put them over the top as a defense since for the past couple of years; they have wanted to get a good corner. Ozzie will definitely look into getting him but the Ravens will have to beat offers by other teams. If the Ravens could get deep into the playoffs or even the Super Bowl they would have a better chance, since Asumougha has never been in a playoff game. He would be a great accusation and I wouldn’t be surprised if Lewis, Reed, or other Ravens have contacted him and expressed interest.

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