Jul 292011
New Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha

New Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha

Holy crap.  The Eagles traded Kevin Kolb for a nickel back.  Newly acquired corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie just moved out of the starting lineup because the Eagles have signed free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha

The Eagles have signed free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha!

It was first reported by Schefter or Glazer, not sure which, but everyone knows now.  The Eagles said they were going to be aggressive in free agency and apparently they meant it.  Wow.  Apparently the Eagles, always wary of what their neighbors across the street are up to, have decided to follow the “All Aces” model for the secondary.  They may not have much at linebacker but at this point they can play nine men in the box and still stifle their opponent’s passing game. 

Asomugha is getting a five-year deal worth $60 million with $25 million guaranteed.  That’s elite money for an elite player.  Great job, Andy and Howie.

September can’t come soon enough.

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