For a team that seemed to be strong Super Bowl contenders on paper, the Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the biggest disappointments over the last two years and are coming off a 2012 season in which they finished with a 4-12 record. Now, it looks like they may be willing to take a financial hit and part ways with one of their biggest disappointments as well from the last two seasons–cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) March 6, 2013
The Eagles will take the $4 million hit by releasing Asomugha and even though it seems a bit pricey–it’s much better than the team paying him the original $15 million he was scheduled to make in 2013. There was plenty of hype with the addition of Asomugha prior to the 2011 season as many considered him one of the top cornerbacks in the league, but there are also a fair-share who seem him as one of the most overrated players instead.
Either way, this was a move that needed to happen from Philadelphia’s perspective as Asomugha just couldn’t seem to find a way to fit into the Eagles’ defense. Philadelphia has made numerous changes during the offseason as they look to bounce back from their disastrous 2012 season and it should be interesting to see what type of moves come over the next couple of weeks–especially with all of the money they will now be saving from Asomugha’s release.
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