Kevin Acee reports that Nnamdi Asomugha is on the Chargers free agent radar. I don't have to tell you that this is exciting news, as Asomugha is what one would call a premiere talent at his position and would be a clear upgrade from Antoine Cason. Of course, Kevin Acee throws in this little tidbit:
Indications are – and this will shock no one – that the Chargers making a big play to sign Asomugha is a longshot. However, the talk has been serious enough to mention.
I imagine those discussions go something like so:
AJ: Do you have any interest in paying money to sign Nnamdi Asomugha?
Dean: Will he play for anything other than money? Preferably, clean ocean air.
Even Acee admits that the Chargers paying Asomugha something along the lines of what he's worth is a longshot. He does, however, point out that NA might be willing to take a discounted contract for the chance to play for a winner like San Diego (Really?). He then goes on to mention that the Eagles are showing heavy interest in NA as well. So, the guy has to choose between, at the very least, an Eagles team that went to the playoffs and the Chargers who squandered their season by playing poorly against a bunch of shitty teams all year. Tough call, but if you put a gun to my head I'd say the Eagles have the inside track here.
I'm not even going to bother pointing out that Acee also cites NA's relationship with Norv through his ties to that organization and then points out that it's those same terrible years with the Raiders that have Asomugha running for the door. Nope, not going to point it out.