It only took two days for the Philadelphia Eagles to lose both of their starting cornerbacks, each of whom were former Pro Bowlers as well as first-round draft picks.
Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were regarded as one of the NFL’s most talented CB duos when they teamed up in Philly before the 2011 season. But after just two awful seasons, Asomugha has been cut to clear salary-cap space and Rodgers-Cromartie agreed to a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday night.
Ironically, it looks like the Broncos may actually be trying to form a “Dream Team” of their own as they have brought in perennial All-Pro WR Wes Welker from the New England Patriots as well.
The Broncos already have a Super Bowl caliber team with future Hall-of-Fame QB Peyton Manning at the helm and WR Demaryius Thomas, a young beast, at his disposal in the receiving corps.
Rodgers-Cromartie is also in for a treat as he will be playing opposite CB Champ Bailey, who is largely regarded as the best all-around cornerback of all time.
I guess you could say that the Eagles have begun the rebuilding process in regards to their secondary by signing CB Bradley Fletcher, formerly of the St. Louis Rams, and FS Patrick Chung, formerly of the Patriots, on the first day of free agency. While it is a start, the Eagles will need to make a lot more defensive upgrades if they want to contend next season.
The Eagles must continue to make serious renovations on their offense and defense this off-season if they are going to experience a much-needed rebirth in 2013.
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