All good things must come to an end. Luckily, all bad things do as well.
An NFL source has told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Eagles have asked Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure his deal. The report goes on to state that if the Eagles and Asomugha cannot reach a settlement, they will release him. The two sides sat down on Friday in Indianapolis, where the Eagles’ staff is attending the NFL Scouting Combine.
Asomugha signed a five-year contract for $60 million in the summer of 2011. The 31 year-old CB is set to earn a guaranteed $4 million in 2013. That number could jump to as much as $15 million, due to incentive clauses.
At a Thursday news conference, Head Coach Chip Kelly fielded a variety of questions regarding Asomugha’s future. He evaded them, declaring, “I think Nnamdi has the skill set that can play football.”
In addition, Geoff Mosher of Comcast Sportsnet tweeted that the Eagles are undecided over Cullen Jenkins’ future. The tweet reads:
Eagles owe Cullen Jenkins 1.5M in ’13 regardless as part of last year’s restructure. Eagles haven’t yet given him thumbs up or down.
The DT restructured his deal last offseason, and is due a $1 million roster bonus on March 15th. If the Eagles do indeed play a 3-4 defense this season, Jenkins’ services could be highly valued by Eagles brass.
Chip Kelly knows that this is a new era of Eagles football. He understands that in order to fully run his system, he will need only his players. For 2013, and beyond for that matter, it will be Kelly’s way, or the highway.