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Don't count the Lions out when it comes to Asomugha

The big question for Lions’ fans these days is will the Lions break the bank and go after unrestricted free agent Nnamdi Asomugha?

Actually the question is more like, “Do you think the Lions will go after that corner, that guy, you know the one from the Raiders?''

No one can quite pronounce his name but everyone seems to think the eight-year veteran, who is 30 years old, would be a good fit for the Lions’ secondary.

Cornerback is certainly the biggest question mark and there is no question that Asomugha would be a huge asset.

Wouldn’t surprise me if the Lions make a run at him when free agency opens whenever that may be. They didn’t hesitate a year ago when they signed Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nate Burleson to big deals.

They didn’t draft a cornerback and know it’s a need. However, there’s speculation Asomugha could demand about $16 million a year, the same as Peyton Manning. That's steep pricetag.

Gil Brandt, a senior analyst for, thinks Asomugha would consider Detroit. Not only do players respect coach Jim Schwartz, but any cornerback would love to play behind the defensive line that the Lions have built.

Build it and they will come.

It should be interesting to see where he lands.

Don’t count out Detroit.

(Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche)

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