The Philadelphia Eagles released former Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on Tuesday, the team announced.
Apparently, the Eagles tried to work out a deal with Asomugha in terms of restricting his contract with the team. Unfortunately, both sides couldn’t see eye-to-eye during these discussions to restructure leading to the Eagles releasing Asomugha making him a free agent.
Back in 2011, Asomugha was a major part of the team’s long-term plans and arguably the most important piece to the puzzle in the team rebuilding around quarterback Michael Vick.
Before signing a five-year deal with Philadelphia worth $60 million, Asomugha was considered an elite cornerback in the NFL and commonly compared with Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets. Asomugha’s impressive stint with the Oakland Raiders was enough to merit the high-priced contract which another team would have offered him if the Eagles didn’t sign him first.
Despite an impressive resume before signing with Philadelphia, Asomugha was a disappointment in his two years with the Eagles and wasn't worth the $15 million owed to him for the 2013 NFL season.
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