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Raiders to Play Nnamdi Asomugha on Both Sides

In an interesting bit of news, the Raiders have decided that they are going to move around their best player on defense – Nnamdi Asomugha – on both sides and keep him on the other teams best WR. It’s a move that the CB says he is excited about.

After being tethered almost exclusively to the right side of Oakland’s secondary, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is getting his freedom and will roam the field covering opponents’ top receiver no matter where he lines up. It’s a change in strategy and philosophy for the Raiders and the man-to-man coverages favored by owner Al Davis, a change the 29-year-old Asomugha fully embraces. “Every year there are times when it happens but this year I just think it will happen more because we’re doing it [in practice] more and they’re allowing it to happen more,” Asomugha said this week. “Me being able to play in the slot on third down … I’ve wanted that for a while.”

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