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Echemandu's Big Chance

Adimchinobe Echemandu

If Adimchinobe Echemandu is able to overcome back spasms from earlier in the week and play tonight in Seattle, he could see extended playing time and increase his chances to make the roster. If he can't fight through the back spasms, it would be another injury hampering his career.

Adimchinobe Echemandu has NFL connections. The Nigerian immigrant who moved to California as a child is the cousin of the Oakland Raiders' 2003 first-round draft choice, safety Nnamdi Asomugha, who was also Echemandu's former teammate at the University of California. Of course, Echemandu has another strong Cal-to-NFL tie, as he shared the backfield with Arizona Cardinals second-round draft pick... Recommended Stories