The Oakland Raiders and Cb Nnamdi Asomugha were hoping to get a long-term contract in place to extend the cornerback's stay in Oakland. However they were unable to get it finalized before Tuesday's deadline.
Since Asomugha was placed with a Franchise Tag, he will be playing this season for $9.7 million. Making this his "show me the money" season, we might expect to see some unreal play out of him.
The Cal Standout has recently been coveted as one of the Leagues top cover corners, which is why the Raiders designated him with the franchise Tag, basically to put the ball in their court. The Organization now has a full season to structure a deal that is beneficial, to both the team and Nnamdi.
Hopefully they figure something out, because from all the buzz going around, the pairing of him and DeAngelo Hall, will be a grouping that will shut-down the outside passing game. If so, these two players will be something to keep together for a long time. Time will only tell.