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Rod Woodson Wants Nnamdi Asomugha to Stay in Oakland

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Feb 21, 2011  |  Updated 2:00 PM PDT
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The Oakand Raiders have a new cornerback coach and Hall of Famer Rod Woodson wants another All Pro cornerback to stay with the team.

Former defensive back great Rod Woodson will be in charge of the team's backfield this year after playing in Oakland.

And Woodson says one of his first tasks is getting on the phone and convincing free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to stay in Oakland.

The Pro Bowl cornerback is expected to be one of the biggest free agent prizes on the market once the league and its players reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

In an interview with the NFL Network, Woodson says he hopes Asomugha never hits the market.

Hopefully Nnmandi will come back," he said. "If we can get Nnamdi Asomugha back in Oakland, one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League, it makes my job easier."

Woodson says he hopes to lure Asomugha by promising to give him more opportunities to make plays on the ball. He said Oakland plans to change its defensive schemes up and allow the cornernbacks to be more aggresive.

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