Asomugha Willing to Take Less to Play for Winner

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    Nnamdi Asomugha is reportedly willing to take a pay cut to play for a winner.

    The Oakland Raiders were allowed to open the team's Alameda facilities Tuesday for players but one star who may not be there is All-Pro defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha.

    If you believe what ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports -- and the Raiders have a long history of not believing any ink that dries from his pen -- Asomugha is busy looking at real estate in New York.

    The veteran NFL writer tweeted that the highly-coveted Raiders' free agent is willing to take a pay cut to sign with a playoff contender.

    "...word is Nnamdi might take (l)ittle less money to go to a team like Jets...start his Broadway acting lessons for post-career," he tweeted around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

    The irony is the Raiders were not too far off from being a playoff contender last season and many expect the team to be on an upward trajectory.

    Last season the Raiders finished 8-8, the team's first 500 record since 2002, while knocking off several of its division rivals.