Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Jon Asamoah (73) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons High Interest in Jon Asamoah


We’ve covered the situations with Geoff Schwartz and Branden Albert over the last few days but we haven’t talked much about Jon Asamoah. The demand for Kansas City’s offensive guard is continuing to grow. The latest report has the Atlanta Falcons have expressed heavy interest.

From Aaron Wilson at National Football Post:

The Atlanta Falcons have an extremely high degree of interest in Kansas City Chiefs free agent offensive guard Jon Asamoah, according to league sources. Signing Asamoah could be an expensive proposition, though.

The New York Jets have also expressed interest in Asamoah, along with “several other teams” according to the report.

At 25 years-old and with favorable grades from scouts and Pro Football Focus, Asamoah is bound to get a lot of money this off-season. It would seem highly unlikely the Chiefs would be able to afford to bring him back if they lost Geoff Schwartz in free agency.

Based on these initial reports, the next few days are probably not going to be full of good news for the Chiefs so prepare yourself.

 

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  • KCMikeG

    Because they are in demand then we just give up and let them both go? Hardly. It would be foolish not to sign one of them.

    • Troy Utt

      Albert is gone that we know… But I just can’t see allowing what amounts to the next two best OL on the market getting away. That would cause a very negative ripple in our offensive progress going forward next season! Almost to the point of starting over depending on how many more additional players we have to retrain…We already know that will amount to at least 1 WR, & possibly a TE & RB. That could be a real set-back!

  • Tristian

    So this is concerning to lose 3 offensive lineman potentially in one off season. Id have mild to medium concern as a chiefs fan. Continuity is a major part of successful offensive lines. Not to mention a hole at reciever and possibly tight end depending on health. The chiefs offense will likely field 3 new offensive lineman and maybe a new number 2 or number 3 and a new tight end. Thats alot that has to come together in a short time-one off season. I think now im concerned officially. Im actually less concerned about the defense and now im trying to figure out can we protect smith or will he be running for his life again? What about Charles? This is gonna be interesting because now your talking stop-gap solutions at at least 1 or 2 places among the oline. Chiefs now have to trade down in my opinion to get more picks. Do you try stop gap guys because of win now mode? Those guys are older and more prone to breaking down or do u draft and trust Reid to coach em up knowing you have a soon-to-be signed QB that must be protected? Young guys are more prone to mistakes especially at key times. I think this off season will tell us how good Dorsey and Reid really are together because though I didn’t anticipate this im sure they did. Im wondering how they attack this and do any of these lineman have compensatory picks attached to them if they are picked up by other teams? Huge off season decisions loom

  • Patrick Allen

    Maybe the Chiefs can get Scott Pioli back to play offensive line for them next year.

    The team invested a ton in building that line over the last few years. Seems silly to let JA walk. Albert, I can understand.

    • berttheclock

      What really amazed me was the fact Pioli did play offensive line in college, yet, he appeared to have so little knowledge of what those positions required. Remember, when, Barry “Manilow” Richardson, the Waltz King, became a favorite of his, perhaps, only because he played for such little money. But, as I look back at taking Jeff Allen out of Illinois and leaving Osemele of Iowa State on board, I really questioned his thinking process and his unwillingness to scout the Big 12 as opposed to the Big Ten. Even taking Asamoah and leaving Veldheer from a very small college was not the brightest move by Pioli. I really believe Pioli and his scouts fell in love with certain conferences and overlooked many others. Another thing which perplexed me was his lack of scouting at nearby colleges. No, not necessarily to draft, but, to evaluate for possible UDFA pickups. How could he have missed Harris out of KU and Wilhoite out of Washburn. The Broncos called Harris to camp and the Niners phoned Wilhoite, who, will be starting in Bowman’s position at LB for the first few games of the new season. How could their respective scouts spot them, while, Pioli being much closer completely missed them?

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Losing 3 guys off the OL??? That’s just the craziest thing to do!! I’m not sure what their $ is like but I do know that last yr they resigned the Punter, Lord help me cause I can’t remember his name lol, and they paid him the highest amount I’ve ever seen on a Punter….even Sports Center was saying that. He’s an awesome guy and gets it done. But if they would have saved some room there, they would have some $ now.
    Now, it looks like they might be starting from scratch with the OL. Hope they have some on the squad or some from the draft that can pick up REAL fast! (Maybe Hunter should play for the power ball lottery! He hits the jack pot, he’ll have some $. Maybe if I play and win, u think he’ll let me in if I give him some of it? lol)

    • Larry Devore

      Colquitt

  • berttheclock

    This has Pioli’s handwriting all over it. He is the new “Guru” assistant to Dmitroff. Combined, they are insistent in turning the once high flying Falcons into little common english sparrows. Dmitroff’s bad deal and not understanding the aging problems he faced with the Falcons started the fall of a once strong team. Pioli will, simply, put the icing on the cake, while, the two buddies, D and P will continue bragging to each other how smart they are in developing teams. Asamoah’s best days on the Chiefs line were when he and Winston would team up to run block. Pass blocking, for either of them, was something completely different. I still recall Asamoah getting bull rushed and shoved to the ground on a pass play. However, his run blocking was less when there were running plays called up the middle. The Chiefs had one of the worst blocking combinations for those runs from Allen across to Asamoah. But, I still maintain, Allen has a secure storage vault somewhere with very explicit videos of higher ups in the Chiefs structure. And, to think, the Chiefs could have gone to Ames and found Osemele, instead of wining and dining and seeing little in Illinois.

    • Brian Dempsey

      How much do you want to bet that Dimitrioff and Pigoli will pass on an O-Lineman with their top draft pick, even though Falcons fans have made an outcry for O-Lineman and they may have Matthews, Lewan, and possibly Robinson staring them in the face when it comes their turn to pick at #6. Dimitrioff already overpaid Sam Baker.

  • Brian Dempsey

    Schwartz is clearly the guy that I want to stay. If the Chiefs do lose Schwartz, Asamoah, Albert, and McCluster to FA, then they most likely will get multiple compensatory picks in 2015 & it will be because other teams will OVERPAY those guys ( especially Albert ), and that’s something the Chiefs cannot afford to do at this point in time.

    • sidibeke

      Is there a limit to the # of compensatory picks a team can get?

  • sidibeke

    Will be really bummed if we lose Asamoah and Schwartz.