At one point the Baltimore Ravens were thought to be contenders to land Nnamdi Asomugha when free agency opened. There are some who still believe the team will attempt to make a play for the Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl cornerback.
However, there are those such as National Football Post and Carroll County Times report Aaron Wilson who feel the team will not go after this year’s most coveted free agent.
I had the opportunity to interview the longtime Ravens beat writer on Friday morning’s broadcast of The Morning Spin radio show.
“It’s unlikely,” Wilson quickly responded when I asked him about the odds of Asomugha joining the Ravens.
I didn’t have to press for specifics, either. Wilson rattled off a laundry list of reasons he wasn’t going to be wearing purple (in Baltimore anyway) next season.
“They’ve got some corners they’ve got a pretty good investment in,” he continued. “Dominique Foxworth is coming off an ACL. They drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round. He’s a very promising young cornerback. They have Lardarius Webb, a former third-rounder, who’s pretty good. And their either going to re-sign Chris Carr or Josh Wilson, probably one, not both guys. So they are looking at a potentially strong secondary and they still have Ed Reed. . . Unless something falls in their lap like an Ike Taylor or Johnathan Joseph where they’re coming at a fairly reasonable price, I just can’t see them breaking them bank. They have some other things they need to spend money on.”
So if not the Ravens, where will he land?
“Maybe the Texans. . . They need him in the worst way.”
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