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Cardinals tried to get into Nnamdi sweepstakes

Nnamdi Asomugha, Ricky Brown AP

For those inclined to circumcise mosquitoes, Jay Glazer of FOX broke the news on Twitter of the Nnamdi Asomugha deal roughly three minutes before the Eagles announced the move via mass text message.  (Adam Schefter of ESPN posted a bet-hedging tweet that Nnamdi “looks headed” to the Eagles before Glazer, but it wasn’t unequivocal and it was lacking his trademark breaking-news preface “Filed to ESPN.”)  Any other “reports” coming after that weren’t really “reports” because the team had announced the move.

Far more intrigued to us is the thing that wasn’t — and likely won’t be — announced by the team involved only minutes after it was reported.  Appearing on FOX Sports Radio after the Nnamdi news broke, Glazer reported that the Cardinals were a late entry into the Nnamdi sweepstakes, getting involved Thursday night but bowing out fairly quickly.

In the end, the known suitors were the Texans, 49ers, Cowboys, Jets, Cardinals, and Eagles.  The Bucs never were in the thing, even though some assumed that their cap room made them players.

But given the Eagles’ ability to keep their pursuit of Asomugha quiet, who knows who else may have been kicking the tires?

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34 Responses to “Cardinals tried to get into Nnamdi sweepstakes”
  1. tdoggnutts says: Jul 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    Who cares!!!!!

  2. offsideburns says: Jul 29, 2011 7:05 PM

    and they should have because they’re giving up 30 points a game this year

  3. goldrush94 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:09 PM

    For all I know, 49ers were never in the running. They never are. They just say they do, to keep the increasingly flustered fanbase excited. Training camp opened today, and they are down 5 defensive and 4 offensive starter, with no word on any effort to replace any of them. This is the York regime at its finest hour.

    SHAME

  4. mneal69 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:09 PM

    It appears that the Eagles are trying to buy their way into the Superbowl. Pretty much like they did with Terrell Owens. Its a shame that they don’t have talented coaches to develop their own talent. It looks like that Deshaun Jackson may hold out a little longer because he is going to want some much needed cheddar. It won’t work though it doesn’t mattr how much money they put in, they will still be the white and green elephant in the room …ohh yeahh that’s Andy Reid!!!

  5. steel6times says: Jul 29, 2011 7:09 PM

    Heres a tissue lolololol Go Steelers!!!

  6. promin1 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    Who Cares! Nicks and Manningham will eat his lunch. Welcome to a real division. Have fun covering Bryant, Nicks, Manningham, Moss and possibly Burress.

  7. whoknowsnothing says: Jul 29, 2011 7:13 PM

    Nice try Cards, but should have tried just a tad harder, but I’ll give you a pat on the back for trying.

  8. tjp2033 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:16 PM

    They got you twice in 1 week Arizona. Must suck.

  9. nineroutsider says: Jul 29, 2011 7:16 PM

    Hopefully the Eagles prove to be as overrated as the Phillies.

    Sincerely,
    Tim Lincecum
    Matt Cain
    Madison Bumgarner

  10. goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    I don’t know why, but for some strange reason I am really pulling for the Pats and Cowboys to lay some smackdowns on the Jets and Eagles. I mean I truly hate all of them, but PHI and NY are at the top of my list this year and those positions are always held by the Pats, Seachickens , and Cards every year. Nothing to do with division rivalry, just the fact that neither team still has done spat in their history other than a few division titles and a superbowl loss a piece. Yet their fans talk like they’ve always been these great dominant franchises.

  11. seabreezes51 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    6 :)

  12. chazzgoodtimes says: Jul 29, 2011 7:18 PM

    Curious to see where Sammuel ends up- always thought he was underrated CB- takes chances but actually produces on those chances more often than not.

    @promin1 Please, Nicks is great but Manningham is lucky if he eats his own lunch.

  13. bigbadjohneaglesnm says: Jul 29, 2011 7:20 PM

    NHAMDI, ASANTE, DRC, EAGLES SUPER-BOWL. ANY QB OUT THERE THROW ON US I DARE YOU!!!!

  14. scorpiodsu says: Jul 29, 2011 7:23 PM

    mneal69, that’s the dumbest comment of the day. This is not baseball and Yankees with an unlimited amount of cash to spend. The Eagles operate under the same cap numbers that everyone else wanted. This is no different THAN ANY TEAM SIGNING FREE AGENT PLAYERS. And how are they trying to by it? They traded for 1 players and signed 2 guys that will make a difference on defense. What’s so different about this than any other team signing free agents? Sounds like sour grapes to me that your team didn’t do anything notable.

  15. goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:24 PM

    goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    I don’t know why, but for some strange reason I am really pulling for the Pats and Cowboys to lay some smackdowns on the Jets and Eagles. I mean I truly hate all of them, but PHI and NY are at the top of my list this year and those positions are always held by the Pats, Seachickens , and Cards every year. Nothing to do with division rivalry, just the fact that neither team still has done spat in their history other than a few division titles and a superbowl loss a piece. Yet their fans talk like they’ve always been these great dominant franchises

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Haha I’m quoting myself, because I realized afterwards that same philosophy applies to the Jets and eagles too lol

  16. flavordave says: Jul 29, 2011 7:24 PM

    Cards can have DRC for a first round pick.

  17. flavordave says: Jul 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    nineroutsider- how convenient that the SF Giants didnt face Halladay and Lee cause of the all star game.

  18. waldoampere says: Jul 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    How is it possible that Asomugha ended up in Philly? I read at a very reputable outlet that it was down to the Cowboys and Jets.

  19. pfatl says: Jul 29, 2011 7:32 PM

    Cardinals:

    Eagles will trade you Asante Samuel for two first round picks.

  20. daburgher says: Jul 29, 2011 7:34 PM

    Another FAIL by the cards this offseason

  21. goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:34 PM

    flavordave says: Jul 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    nineroutsider- how convenient that the SF Giants didnt face Halladay and Lee cause of the all star game.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yes because they were both so instrumental in stopping the Giants from a World Series title….. oh wait

  22. december77 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:36 PM

    Where are all the Eagles “fans” who claim their franchise is too “cheap” to win? Joe “Nickels” Banner my ass. Year in and year out, they are always in the talks regarding top free agents on the market. Knowing how to manage cap space means smart, not cheap. Doesn’t mean wins either…but they’re always in the thick of things.

  23. andyreidisfat says: Jul 29, 2011 7:47 PM

    Ok so i know this might sound a little bit tin foil hat time, but, does anyone else think its possible the Eagles had this deal in place last week and were just letting other teams like Dallas start to mess with their cap and not sign other players in hopes of getting Nnamdi ??? I mean think about all that dallas and the jets missed out on in free agency so far that could have helped both team in need positions. Also Samuel hasn’t been to camp yet and we have only been told “personal reasons” for him not being there. Do u think the Eagles told Samuel “look were probably going to trade you, if keep your mouth shut about it we won’t send you to oakland ”

    I just get the sneaky feeling the Birds have been in on this for awhile.

    Oh and i have the perfect trade for Samuel. Assante and Djax for Calvin Johnson and a 2nd. This trade gives boths teams exactly what they need. the only thing that would suck for me is Djax is my favorite player and i own one of these damn 250 dollar jerseys of his.

  24. jaltreality says: Jul 29, 2011 7:56 PM

    Oh, come on guys. I’m not fond of the Eagles anymore than you but, and while it may be too early to say this, these moves they’ve made over the last few days make for a scary team. The Nnmadi acquisition is STILL mind boggling.

    If there’s any silver lining, however, it’s this one idea: if Vince Young couldn’t take Tennessee fans, one wonders how he’ll deal with the infamous fans of Philly.

  25. croqkbh says: Jul 29, 2011 8:10 PM

    nnamdi makes no big plays

  26. realnflmaster says: Jul 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    hey Eagirl nobodies. How many trophies you got? lolololololololol

  27. scoob766 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:26 PM

    LOL!!!! That’s cute, my old high school team was interested too!

  28. negativeinventoryreport says: Jul 29, 2011 8:34 PM

    “Appearing on FOX Sports Radio after the Nnamdi news broke, Glazer reported that the Cardinals were a late entry into the Nnamdi sweepstakes, getting involved Thursday night but bowing out fairly quickly.”

    Just like Arizona’s season.

  29. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    It appears that the Cowboys never had any real interest in Asomugha and were just trying to drive his price up. $12 million per, I’d say it worked.

  30. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 9:35 PM

    Ok so i know this might sound a little bit tin foil hat time, but, does anyone else think its possible the Eagles had this deal in place last week and were just letting other teams like Dallas start to mess with their cap and not sign other players in hopes of getting Nnamdi ???

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    Considering the fact that nobody could actually sign anybody until today… no. Everybody that the Cowboys were looking at last week (basically Free, Kosier, Elam and Jenkins) is either signed or still available. Not sure they’re so interested in Jenkins anymore now that they have re-signed Marcus Spears so they may be looking elsewhere. To my knowledge they haven’t restructured any contracts as of yet so they still have plenty of wiggle room under the cap if they want to use it.

  31. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 9:39 PM

    Oh, come on guys. I’m not fond of the Eagles anymore than you but, and while it may be too early to say this, these moves they’ve made over the last few days make for a scary team. The Nnmadi acquisition is STILL mind boggling.

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    To tell you the truth I was more scared when Snyder opened up the floodgates a few years ago. Turned out my fears were misplaced.

  32. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 9:46 PM

    Last time the Cowboys played the Raiders, Austin caught 7 passes for 145 yards and a TD. They must have had Aso on Roy Williams (who also caught a TD in that game). Romo’s passer rating was 121.2.

  33. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:02 AM

    @mneal69 “the Eagles dont have talented coaches”

    WHAT!?!? Andy Reid (128-82-1 overall record, 5 NFC championship appearances in 12 years), Jim Washburn (regarded as the BEST d-line coach in the NFL), Howard Mudd (regarded as the BEST o-line coach in the NFL), Marty Mornhingweg (QB guru). Wow ya i guess your right eh…DALLAS FAN im guessing? bahaha! what a joke. Sorry we havent won a SB yet. I guess we’ll do it this year and shut every hater up.

  34. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:05 AM

    @melonhead uhh maybe but Nnamdi gave up 0 tds last year bud. thats a pretty good CB right?

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