Rejoice, Eagles fans. The end is here. There will be no more “me time” in the car during lunch.
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the release of CB Nnamdi Asomugha. The former Pro Bowler played two poor seasons in Philadelphia. Asomugha was part of the 2011 Free Agency frenzy following the lockout.
Asomugha received news of the move earlier Tuesday: “Coach Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman acknowledged.
“We expected nothing less than that from him. He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career. We spoke to his representatives at the Combine about his future status with the team and wanted to take time to analyze and make a decision. In the end, Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond.”
The former Raider was set to make $15 million in 2013. Asomugha recorded four total picks in two seasons. He simply did not fit into the scheme(s$ in Philadelphia. Old age may have decimated his play.
Free Agency is four minutes away. We shall see soon, if the Eagles can improve and forget a dismal 2011-2012. In mere minutes, a new