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Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:19 am
Edited on: June 7, 2011 11:25 am
 
When the NFL lifts its lockout, one of the first free agents off the shelf will be Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha -- with the expectation that the Philadelphia Eagles are first in line.

Or maybe not.

There's no question that Asomugha will be a hot property. He's one of the game's elite defenders, so proficient that once he hits the free-agent market a bidding frenzy should erupt. But don't expect the Eagles to join the charge. I don't. And neither do others who are close to the organization.

They tell me there is an indifference toward Asomughha, mostly because he will cost a fortune but partly because he's a press cornerback who plays only the right-cornerback position. I know, I know, the Eagles need another cornerback like L.A. needs Sig-Alerts, and they could especially use one at the right-cornerback spot. But I've heard too many people say the Eagles aren't all that jacked up about Asomugha not to pay attention.

Another factor may be age, even though Asomugha turns 30 next month. That puts him in the prime of his career, but check the history of the Eagles. They rarely, if ever, sign or re-sign players 30 or older to long-term contracts. They let Brian Westbrook walk. They let Brian Dawkins and Troy Vincent walk. They traded away Donovan McNabb. All not only were accomplished starters; they were members of the Eagles' 75th anniversary team, too. But they were also 30 or older.

The point is: The Eagles could've re-signed them to long-term deals but did not, and I suggest they did not because there's a philosophy that cautions against signing descending players to extended contracts.

Now let's get something straight: I'm not saying Asomugha is a descending player. Heck, he was an All-Pro last season and is respected so much throughout the league that he was the least targeted cornerback in the NFL the last two seasons. Nevertheless, there seems to be a reluctance within the Eagles to move on the guy when he's available. From what I gather, the Eagles respect and admire Asomugha; they just don't think he's the right guy for them.








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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

The Steelers should step out of the 'steeler way' and let Ike Taylor walk and pony up for Asomugha. A true shut down corner that takes away half the field on that pressure defense would be absolutely scary.

I say this knowing the chances of them spending the money on this guy are next to nil.

It's a shame too because not only is he highly skilled but he is a good charachter guy as well.


i feel the same exact way...steelers will NEVER even think about asomugha, which saddens me, they will tell us "we draft well, we added depth in the draft" sorry, but you guys dont draft other postitions nearly as well as you do LBs....please just make headlines with a huge FA sign SOMETIME?!



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

I just want someone on this defense that can f'n tackle. Who's the best at that on the market? Get him a uniform.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

He's signing with the texans



Since: Jun 2, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

IMO...If the Eagles were to sign Asomugha it would only expose assante samuel.  being such a shut down corner, most teams will look to throw at samuel,  and he likes to jump routes and would end up being burned more than ever.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

The Steelers should step out of the 'steeler way' and let Ike Taylor walk and pony up for Asomugha. A true shut down corner that takes away half the field on that pressure defense would be absolutely scary.

I say this knowing the chances of them spending the money on this guy are next to nil.

It's a shame too because not only is he highly skilled but he is a good charachter guy as well.
 



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

Wow thats crazy talk...

Why not just go trade for Brady Quinn... whats the differance?



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:12 am Edited on: May 19, 2011 4:08 pmScore: 146Rate This Post:
Posted by Will Brinson

The lockout is probably the greatest thing ever to happen to . With each passing day, his value seems to grow more and more.

But, he's been specifically attached to one team in recent days: the Arizona . In fact, some are calling Kolb to the Cards a "slam dunk."

"Arizona ... a slam dunk as much as you can have a slam dunk," (on Sirius Radio, I believe, though I cannot confirm).

There was actually some chatter that a Kolb-Cards deal was already done, with the principle parts being Kolb for (aka "2011 first-rounder") and a 2012 second-rounder


-Blog from May 19/11



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

Where are you guys hearing Peterson to Philly?

Honest question.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:59 am
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

It is basically a done deal that Peterson is going to Phily.  This article is trying to sound smart after the fact. 




Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:55 am
 

Asomugha not high on Eagles' wish list

Of course not - Eagles only want hardened criminals.  Nnamdi is everything the National Felon League isn't.  He's a great guy who cares about other people.  He gives willingly to his community.  He genuinely cares about kids and education.

 



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