NFL Free Agency Rumors: Latest Buzz on Nnamdi Asomugha and More Top Targets

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMarch 15, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles leaves the field after the Eagles lost to the Washington Redskins 27-20 at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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Nnamdi Asomugha doesn't hog the free-agent headlines like he did when he signed with the Eagles prior to the 2011 season, but he still garners plenty of attention.

We'll take a look at the latest buzz on Nnamdi and a couple of other proven free agents as teams strive to put themselves in a position to play for the Lombardi Trophy next season.


Nnamdi Asomugha, CB

Asomugha could very well return to the Bay just would be the other side of it.

Adam Schefter of ESPN passes along that Asomugha has an upcoming visit with the 49ers:

This move makes sense for both parties. The 49ers could use Nnamdi's man-coverage prowess to help solidify their defense, and Asomugha would have the shot at postseason glory he was supposed to have with the Eagles' "Dream Team."

However, Nnamdi has never shown he is the kind of player to give a discount for any reason, and if the 49ers don't hit him with an offer he likes, he won't have a problem finding other interested teams. 

ProFootballTalk tweeted that the Texans, Broncos and Cardinals also have interest in Asomugha, and they threw the Saints into the mix as well:

Asomugha doesn't hurt for options.


John Abraham, DE

Coming off a 10-sack season, John Abraham won't have a problem finding a job.

The 34-year-old has already taken at least two visits, as he tweeted himself: 

As Mike Garafolo of USA Today tells us, the Seahawks just signed defensive end Michael Bennett, which came on the heels of signing defensive end Cliff Avril, so we can probably rule out Seattle.

The best bet to land Abraham might be New England. NFL Network's Albert Breer tweeted Abraham will visit with the Patriots:

As we've seen in recent seasons with Andre Carter and Mark Anderson, the Patriots know how to get the most out of an aging pass-rusher.

The Patriots will also reportedly host former Colt Dwight Freeney, per


Greg Jennings, WR

Greg Jennings might not leave the NFC North. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jennings just had a visit with the Minnesota Vikings:

However, it is unclear how fruitful that visit was. As Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Not only has there been no negotiations, Greg Jennings' reps have given the Vikings no sense of what (dollar) range or years the WR is seeking."

This doesn't appear to be due to a lack of effort from the Vikings.'s Tom Pelissero tweeted: 

I notice that Christian Ponder wasn't mentioned. Perhaps the Vikings hoped Jennings would forget who their quarterback was.