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Lions Notes: Nnamdi Asomugha 'Too Expensive' For Lions?

  • Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas has a pet alligator. Surprisingly, it lives in Detroit rather than down in Florida. (Hopefully PETA doesn't see this, because they are giving Darnell Dockett a hard time over him having a pet alligator.)
  • According to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, the Lions may not be serious players for free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha because his price tag is probably going to be too high.
    Asomugha, who could command $18 million per year as the best available free agent, likely will be "too expensive" for the Lions, according to a team source.
    Although the Lions have been mentioned as a possible suitor of Asomugha by many people this offseason, it seems that was based on him commanding less than $18-19 million a season. Now that people are realizing Asomugha is almost certainly going to cash in during free agency, it seems Detroit is slipping down the list of potential landing spots. A team with more cap room is more likely to end up landing Asomugha, so it seems we can file this one back under the category of a pipe dream.
  • Speaking of cap room, based on the projected salary cap of $120 million, the Lions have around $16.5 million to work with right now. Of course, that doesn't take into account guys that could be released to save some cap room (I'm looking at you, Bryant Johnson), but that is where things currently stand.