Asomugha signs in time for camp

Nnamdi Asomugha could’ve gotten out of a good chunck of the Oakland Raiders training camp, and no one would’ve been surprised.  Every year (i.e. Terrell Suggs this season) several franchised players wait until the last possible moment to sign; sometimes even months after the deadline to sign a taged player to a contract extension has passed.  It says a lot that Asomugha came to camp on the check-in day to sign the contract in time to make today’s first practice.  He wouldn’t have been under contract, so he could’ve missed a good portion of preseason without being fined for his absents.  I love the fact that he wants to be in the mix early and not miss a minute of training camp.

“I think it’s a statement about who he is. Obviously he didn’t have to be here. He could have stayed out of camp, and for him to be here the first day to run the conditioning test with us today, shows what a team player he is.”  – Lane Kiffin about an hour after I posted this article

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, the team’s franchise player, reported Wednesday, according to published reports, signed a one-year contract for $9.765 million and will practice this afternoon.

“I’m going to go into camp focused and play the year out and see what happens,” Asomugha told via text message.

The Raiders also reached agreements with their two unsigned draft picks Wednesday.

Fourth-round pick Arman Shields, a wide receiver from Richmond, and defensive end Trevor Scott, a sixth-round selection from Buffalo, had deals in place in time for camp. – Jason Jones,

Was hoping to get all of my assessment of the Raiders depth chart posted by the time camp started, but it’ll end up being a day late.  I mentioned a couple days ago that I got a last minute invite to an event that I couldn’t pass up.  I then spent the time I put aside to work on the depth chart on writing a couple articles on the event.  The rest of my assessment will be out tomorrow.

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  • Matt M

    Hey man, how’s Jamarcus lookin’? I heard a rumor that he showed up to camp at nearly 400 lbs.  Could this be the case? I’m doubting the info source. Jamarcus needs to be dedicated to keeping himself in shape for the good of the Silver & Black. Any validity to the rumor i heard? Thanks -Matt M

  • Christopher Perales

    None. Russell’s looked great.  Practice starts today, so we’ll know more soon. 

  • Matt M

    Thanks Chris. Way lookin’ forward to seein’ the boys take a step forward towards more Raidah glory. Now all I gotta do is get DirectTV…….Go Raidahs!

  • Christopher Perales

    I know, I got a big ass tree in my way from having DirecTV.  It sucks, i was so ready to switch this last season for the Sunday Ticket, but the installer said he couldn’t get a reception.  At least I’m local, and get all the Raider games anyways, but I really wanted to be able to catch something else other than the 49ers before or after the Raider game.  If you’re out of the area, hope you don’t got a tree in your way like me, or you might have to move. 

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