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Bucs aren’t, weren’t, chasing Nnamdi

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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders stands on the sidelines during the closing minutes of their loss to the Miami Dolphins at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28, 2010 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Before free agency, some believed that the Buccaneers would pursue cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, given that the Bucs have something like $376 million in cap space.

For the first time today, the Bucs have been linked to the chase, via multiple reports.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Bucs aren’t, and haven’t been, in the hunt for Asomugha.

Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik explained during a July 7 visit to The Dan Patrick Show (a certain Internet hack was guest-hosting) that the team will continue to build through the draft and focus on young players; Asomugha has been in the league eight years.

Though there’s a chance it was all a smokescreen, it’s more likely that the Bucs are being bandied about because they’ve got the cash. Which in turn could drive up the price.

The primary suitors for Asomugha are the Jets and 49ers. The Cowboys could be getting involved as well. As we continue to have a feeling that the Raiders aren’t rolling over.