The Eagles, moments ago, sent out a text message that will cause jaws to drop from sea to shining sea.
The Eagles have signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal is worth $60 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed.
It’s not all that much richer of a deal than the one signed on the first day of free agency by cornerback Asante Samuel, who received a five-year, $57 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.
And it’s a far cry from the contract that defensive end Charles Johnson will sign with the Panthers: Six-year, $76 million, $32 million guaranteed.
As to Samuel, the move could mean that he’s available, given that the Eagles just acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Thursday from the Cardinals. (Indeed, Samuel has not yet reported to camp, excused due to a personal reason.) Or maybe DRC could be on the move again, after serving the purpose of providing Philly with cover as they fooled everyone by pursuing Nnamdi in complete secrecy.