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Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Out On Nnamdi Asomugha

This news comes as no surprise. According to ProFootball Talk, it sounds as though the Tampa Bay Bucs were never serious suitors for Nnamdi Asomugha:

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Bucs aren’t, and haven’t been, in the hunt for Asomugha. …

Though there’s a chance it was all a smokescreen, it’s more likely that the Bucs are being bandied about because they’ve got the cash. Which in turn could drive up the price.

As we mentioned last night, the Nnamdi/Bucs rumors never made a lot of sense. The Bucs have expressly stated that they intend to build through the draft, depending on a core of young players, and Nnamdi is already 30 years old. He also will come at a very steep price tag, and while the Bucs have cap space, they have been very hesitant to sign expensive free agents.

The most current rumors suggest that the Nnamdi Asomugha bidding has come down to just the Jets and Cowboys, as the 49ers have supposedly backed out.

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