Davis taking hands-on approach 

February, 20, 2009
02/20/09
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Al Davis had direct involvement in deals to re-sign punter Shane Lechler and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. That's why it got done. Davis talked to agent Tom Condon and made sure the organization did everything to finish those deals -- regardless of the price.

Lechler took punting salaries to $4 million a year. Asomugha took cornerback salaries to $15 million-plus. Davis didn't care about the cap consequences. He wanted to keep the players.

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