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After losing out on Weddle, Texans turn attention to Asomugha and Joseph

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The bad news for the Texans: They lost out on safety Eric Weddle after the Chargers reportedly “extended their budget” to get Weddle away from Houston.

The good news: They can use the money they saved to go after a cornerback with more value than Weddle. (And we actually like Weddle plenty.)

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are “working hard” on possible deals for Nnamdi Asomugha or Johnathan Joseph. They’ll have to shuffle around other contracts and give lots of upfront money to get a deal done, McClain writes.

We are more than 36 hours in sorta free agency, and we get the sense Asomugha’s market is still developing.

It wouldn’t shock us if a team we haven’t heard of yet enters the bidding if they learn the price isn’t as high as once feared.

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34 Responses to “After losing out on Weddle, Texans turn attention to Asomugha and Joseph”
  1. rodn3y1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:14 PM

    watch texans get antonio cromartie

  2. nygdefenserules says: Jul 27, 2011 11:16 PM

    I really hope the Texans or Niners get Asomugha – I would be pissed if the Jets did.

  3. deputyjmc123 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:18 PM

    While the Texans have more than one hole to fill, adding Nnamdi would make the kind of splash that could energize this city! I’m hoping it happens but I’m not holding my breath.

  4. trbowman says: Jul 27, 2011 11:19 PM

    I hope JoJo comes to Arizona.

    He’s a better fit for our defense than DRC and he’s a better player overall. A duo of Patrick Peterson and Jonathan Joseph would be excellent.

    I mean, if they can get Joseph then the Cardinals basically just gave up a 2nd rounder for Kolb. Sounds good, but it’s going to be tough to get him.

  5. spytdi says: Jul 27, 2011 11:19 PM

    Bob McNair is a puss. They’ll end up with NoName Johnson.

  6. revischrist says: Jul 27, 2011 11:20 PM

    Aso will be a Jet if he wants a ring.

  7. easymoneyjr says: Jul 27, 2011 11:23 PM

    Seahawks have been rumored. I hope not tho..I’d much rather have Joseph and keep Mebane. Nnamdi is too old and expensive for what we’re trying to do in Seattle.

  8. rodn3y1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:24 PM

    i really want dallas to get joseph or nnam for cheap!

  9. rodn3y1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:24 PM

    dawan been linked to jax

  10. tdk24 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:25 PM

    “It wouldn’t shock us if a team we haven’t heard of yet enters the bidding if they learn the price isn’t as high as once feared.”

    Like da Raiders! Don’t be surprised if he signs a 1 year deal with the Raiders and then look for the bucks next year.

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 27, 2011 11:26 PM

    I’ve been calling it all off season… Let’s hear ATL jump out of the shadows and lay claim Tony G. style.

    Still think it’s likely the Jets, but a guy can hope right?

  12. lionfan419 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:29 PM

    please one of them come to detroit

  13. jetsetfred says: Jul 27, 2011 11:33 PM

    Eveyone thought Lebron was going to the Knicks.. Can New York be let down again?

  14. Mike Tomlin says: Jul 27, 2011 11:35 PM

    JoJo -> Steelers

  15. TurdSandwich says: Jul 27, 2011 11:36 PM

    Bengals are going to throw the bank at Joseph. And that will be all they do this offseason.

  16. chizzle20 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:38 PM

    Ravens are going to grab one of them.

  17. slick3 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:42 PM

    As usual, the Eagles wil end up empty- handed, again, while Reid diddles around with Kolb.

  18. txndave says: Jul 27, 2011 11:44 PM

    Come on McNair grab your nuts and get asomugha!!!

  19. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jul 27, 2011 11:44 PM

    woah woah woah.. Some of these comments are a little to out there.

    One cro will never step foot in a texans uni.

    secondly bob mcnair is a puss? Do you know how much money he spends on filding his team with class act players. Not to mention the Texans have one of the best stadiums in the nfl that’s constantly sold out every season.

    My opinion though, either corner will do, i’d rather get joseph because I think he’ll be cheaper and hes younger. I knew a deal would come with a lot of up front money though. Mcnair has the cash flow for it and he wants a winner. Still dissapointed about weddle.. Troy nollan can start though, he’s a ball hawk. I trust him

  20. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:46 PM

    please gimme some namdi in philly. if we get DRC, combined with asante samuel, we wont be able to tackle anyone on the outside…ever

  21. bigtimetexanfan says: Jul 27, 2011 11:47 PM

    Joseph over Nnamdi…younger and still has higher potential and a lil bit cheaper

  22. terrellblowens says: Jul 27, 2011 11:52 PM


    I hear the Jets are handing out their superbowl rings at halftime of their preseason opener again. Rex Ryan already planned the parade

  23. jayniner says: Jul 27, 2011 11:53 PM

    Asomugha to the 49ers…wait for it

  24. malignantsociety says: Jul 27, 2011 11:53 PM

    nygdefenserules says: Jul 27, 2011 11:16 PM
    “I really hope the Texans or Niners get Asomugha – I would be pissed if the Jets did.”

    I dunno… I’m no Jets fan, but I sure would be interested in seeing how much of an impact Revis and Asomugha would make. As a fan of low scoring/defensive match-ups, it might be fun to watch.

  25. raqaiw says: Jul 28, 2011 12:15 AM

    Nnamdi is in talks with the Ravens,wants to join Lewis ,Suggs,Haloti and Reed to form Voltron.

  26. tomgodbrady12 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:31 AM

    But i thought espn said they sign every free agent

  27. tinytim4115 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:33 AM

    Idk how good a revis/aso combination would be. Both cb’s base their fame on not being thrown to… the fact is that nodoby really knows how good they are just because they get respect by not being thrown too. if Nnamdi goes to NYJ i see one, or both cbs, getting raped…. its not like other teams are going to just stop passing the ball….

    in other news… id prefer Joseph to Asomugha

  28. tomgodbrady12 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:35 AM

    But i thought espn said the jets would sign every free agent

  29. klunge says: Jul 28, 2011 12:45 AM

    revischrist says:
    Jul 27, 2011 11:20 PM
    Aso will be a Jet if he wants a ring

    Yeah, if only he could have joined the Jets a couple years ago he’d be working on his 3rd ring already…errr, wait a minute…

    If Nnamdi leaves Oakland, Al Davis will summon his reanimated mummy hordes to destroy him.

  30. madamschefter says: Jul 28, 2011 12:46 AM

    Nnamdi would have chose to stay in Oakland, for any price, had Al Davis wanted him. Al always finds a way to pay his deserving players. However, Big Al is on record as saying he’d rather have 2 or 3 good players with the amount of money it would take to resign Asomugha. If Al has a change of heart and decides he actually does want him to stay then Asomugha will be in Silver and Black in 2011.

  31. cotosbest says: Jul 28, 2011 1:08 AM

    The Texans will get them a quality Cornerback to fit there system. What people have to understand that a team can get Nnamdi and it don’t fit the system. At the same time, he’ll fit alot of systems. In my eye, for a long term deal, joseph is the way to go. Nnamdi is better for now, but joseph is for the long haul.

  32. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jul 28, 2011 1:08 AM

    @ tinytim…

    Have you ever seen a highlight tape of either of these guys??

    They easily blanket the best wr’s in the nfl for entire routes. Thats why they don’t get thrown too.

  33. tangysizzl says: Jul 28, 2011 3:59 AM

    Whoever signs Asomugha they better play strickly press man coverage because thats all hes been asked to do in Oakland. Not saying he can’t play zone or off man but you know what they say about teaching an old dog new tricks.

    Im interested to see what hes looking for at this stage of his career. Is money the big factor, does he want to win a SB or is he hoping to go where he will be a star or a savior. Does he want to go to a team with a lot of hype surrounding it in a big market where the media can be ruthless like NY or where things are done big in Texas.

    Think about Charles Woodson your friend for a minute. His first 8 seasons in Oakland he produced 17 ints, 9 FFs, 5.5 sacks and 2 def TDs. Since he came to Green Bay in his 5 seasons here hes had 30 ints, 13 FFs, 8 sacks and 8 def TDs and a SB ring to show off for the rest of his life.

    Im just saying Nnamdi. If your looking for the best possible situation for yourself now and in the future, look no further then the current SB champs. If their not looking at you you go looking for them. @#$% the J-E-T-S, jets jets jets. Ya know.

  34. goldrush94 says: Jul 28, 2011 4:52 AM


    What exactly ARE they trying to do in Seattle? I don’t think they know either.

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