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08:01 AM ET 07.06 | A good deal of work will have to be accomplished on the defensive side of the ball in Houston, but a shortcut could come in the form of a big-ticket free agent. The Texans indeed are prepared to be aggressive in free agency, according to league sources, and will be among the teams pursuing All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. While awaiting a collective bargaining agreement and new free-agency rules, it's very difficult to gauge the market and how high the price for a top cornerback will go. But look for the Texans to closely monitor that market and determine if the price point on Asomugha fits their budget. The secondary is an area in need of upgrade, and the Texans routinely have been willing to spend under dedicated owner Bob McNair.

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July 6, 2011  08:04 AM ET

So will a lot of other teams who need secondary help. One plays in the same state, no less.

July 6, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Asomugha is going to be a very wealthy man.

July 6, 2011  08:15 AM ET

They need help. Badly.

July 6, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Caption: I'm sticking to Hershey's Chocolate from now on. That Ex Lax bar I just ate isn't sitting very well.

July 6, 2011  08:20 AM ET

They'll be chasing him alright... right up I-45.

July 6, 2011  08:31 AM ET

My only question is do they (cowboys) get both him and Michael Huff.

July 6, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Caption: I'm sticking to Hershey's Chocolate from now on. That Ex Lax bar I just ate isn't sitting very well.

Yes, he does seem to have the wince of the severly distraught.

July 6, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Caption: I'm sticking to Hershey's Chocolate from now on. That Ex Lax bar I just ate isn't sitting very well.

Feels better than playing for the Crypt Keeper.

July 6, 2011  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

My only question is do they (cowboys) get both him and Michael Huff.

Allow us to dream...

July 6, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Ugliest dude in football! looks like his face was on fire and someone put it out with a shovel!

July 6, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They'll be chasing him alright... right up I-45.

Bruce Allen drafted Nnamdi.... Just sayin.

July 6, 2011  09:08 AM ET

I hear Favre Watch might be back, y'all.

July 6, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Bruce Allen drafted Nnamdi.... Just sayin.

Uh huh... I'm sure that will play a key role in him signing with the Cowboys.

July 6, 2011  10:17 AM ET

The only thing i hope Dallas gets is a class 5 hurricane

July 6, 2011  10:33 AM ET

He's going to get paid no matter where he goes. He would do a world of good for the Texans, but then he'd help any team.

July 6, 2011  10:50 AM ET

Bob McNair won't do jack. This is the same guy who claimed last year that the team was on the "right track" and that owners were patting him on the back because his team played close games. He is clueless about hiring the right people and spending money on the right people. They will offer Aso 3 mil less than asking price and then look fans in the face and say "we tried."

July 6, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

The only thing i hope Dallas gets is a class 5 hurricane

The last one died down to a Tropical storm before it got here... but thanks for your cheery wishes.

July 6, 2011  11:22 AM ET

I think the Texans will have a harder time. I'd think at this point in his career he wants a title. The Steelers SHOULD go after him but the Rooneys never spend that type of money. Dallas will throw cash at thim but the NFC East is gonna be tight between the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys. Baltimore would love him but I don't think they have the cap space. So where oh were will this guy wind up?

July 6, 2011  11:26 AM ET

Please Mr. McNair! Please!

 
July 6, 2011  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Ugliest dude in football! looks like his face was on fire and someone put it out with a shovel!

Marshawn Lynch noses him out at the wire...

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