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To Meet Salary Requirements, Could Tampa Bay Sign Asomugha?

When the new salary floor rules are activated, the Bucs will need to spend at minimum $123m this coming season. They still have $46.3m to use.

John Clayton theorized on “SportsCenter” this morning that the Bucs are a team to watch out for when it comes to perennial Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha. He believes they would pursue him because of their need to spend money.

The Tampa Tribune claims G Davin Joseph will be the #1 target for the Bucs.

He also claims Nnamdi Asomugha is going to ask for $18m. I’ve heard it’s somewhat widely believed that he wants to be on a playoff team – having never made the playoffs in eight seasons – and that he feels he made more than enough money from Al Davis and the Raiders.

If Nnamdi joins the Bucs, the next question is: will it be to help be a part of the potentially the greatest corner group in NFL history or will it be to replace Aqib Talib?

Whereas many other teams will be gambling with players past their prime, transitioning to a new system, or who have only put together a half-to-two good seasons, the Bucs may be signing Davin Joseph, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Barrett Ruud. With Mark Domenik’s pass-rushing duo, the potential late steal in Ahmad Black and Domenik’s ability to find undrafted talent – LeGarrette Blount, #1 in broken tackles per carry last season  -, that would be a successful offseason.

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