The New York Jets are negotiating with cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, considered by many the top free agent in this year's market, according to the Star-Ledger.
The newspaper cited two people with knowledge of the talks. If the Jets can sign Asomugha, an eight-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Oakland Raiders, they could pair him with Darrelle Revis to form one of the league's all-time best tandems of shutdown corners.
Free agent Antonio Cromartie, who played opposite Revis last year, was also contacted by the Jets on Tuesday, according to a person with knowledge of the communication.
ESPN reported Tuesday that Asomugha might be willing to take less money to play for a contender, and that he is interested in pursuing an acting career when his playing days are over. That would seem to favor the Jets.