Since the NFL and its players decided they were ready for some football on Monday, the free agent signing period will be shorter this week. And Sports Illustrated writer and former Montclair resident Peter King says he believes four-time All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha wants to be a New York Jet.
King told Gang Green Nation that everything about the team appeals to Asomugha, including the coach, the city, and the causes, but the Jets are currently $1.3-million over the salary cap.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said the top free agent on the market might prefer the Jets because he wants to become an actor when his football career is over. "The Houston Texans are probably going to make him the biggest offer,” said Mortensen.
But Baltimore Beatdown reports that the Ravens’ release of Willis McGahee, Derrick Mason, Kelly Gregg and Todd Heap Monday night gave the team over $18 million of cap space, which would allow them to bid on Asomugha.
The International Business Times reports that Asomugha was a personal favorite of Oakland Raiders' owner Al Davis, a loophole in his contract voided the deal and made him a free agent. Asomugha has played his entire career with the Raiders and earned $15 million each of the past two years with the team
Back in 2005, ESPN reported that acting New Jersey Governor Richard Codey issued a plan that was the first in the nation for high school athletes whose teams qualify for championship games to face random steroid testing. King served on the plan’s task force and wrote its forward, calling steroid use among high school athletes "a secret society."