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Detroit Lions Reportedly 'Monitoring' Nnamdi Asomugha Situation

The biggest free agent on the market right now is still cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. He has drawn interest from a number of teams, and as of this afternoon there are as many as five teams still in the mix depending on who you ask. The New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all been mentioned as possible landing spots for Asomugha.

When exactly Asomugha will make a decision is unclear, but what has been clear for a while is that the Detroit Lions likely don't have the cap space to even consider making a run at him. Now that they have Eric Wright set to join the team, the cornerback position is probably set in stone unless the Lions opt to bring back Chris Houston. This is all why the following tidbit from Jason La Canfora is so puzzling:

I am hearing that San Francisco, Oakland and the New York Jets are the three teams ahead of the pack in the sweepstakes for free-agent cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Antonio Cromartie. Detroit is still monitoring the situation, but they are more likely to add a player like Chris Houston to complement Thursday’s addition of Eric Wright. The Buccaneers and Cowboys are not in the hunt, contrary to some reports.

Are the Lions monitoring the situation to see if he ends up signing with a team on their schedule next season? Other than that, I can't think of any reason why La Canfora's mention of Detroit makes any sense.

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