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Johnson trying to sell free-agent CB Asomugha on Texans

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After the NFL labor situation is settled, free agency will begin, and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will be on many teams' wish list.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has been lobbying Asomugha to join his team, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

"Andre Johnson said he's talked to Nnamdi Asomugha on more than one occasion and told the cornerback he should sign with the Texans," McClain wrote Sunday on his Twitter page.

NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche recently suggested that Asomugha could land with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the team might part ways with Aqib Talib after his recent legal trouble.

Wyche also said that being on a winning team could mean more to Asomugha than money, so the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens also are believe to be front-runners to sign the three-time Pro Bowl and two-time All-Pro pick.

Asomugha has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders, becoming one of the league's premier shutdown cornerbacks. He has just three interceptions since 2007, but that's because opposing quarterbacks typically avoid throwing his way.



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