Eagles land Nnamdi Asomugha

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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.

268 responses to “Eagles land Nnamdi Asomugha

  1. Wow, if they don’t win the Super Bowl this year after all these moves it will be viewed as a colossal bust.

  2. wow….if they can trade samuel for a linebacker this looks great for philly. if not……confusing as to why they add asomugha and rodgers cromartie while they lose bradley, mikell, etc.

  3. Wow…..no one mentioned the Eagles the past few days. I guess they ‘swooped’ in and got ’em!

  4. I am so sad right now. I loved Nnamdi. My Raider heart is broken. At least he’s in the NFC. Best of luck, Nnam.

  5. Now what do they do with Samuel or DRC?

    Samuel has not been to camp yet and it has been excused. Maybe a trade?

  6. I really hope they don’t trade Samuel. I’d rather see DRC go. but i am guessing they already have a deal for Samuel in place and that is why he is not at camp.

  7. Oh my. If the debt deal falling apart doesn’t close NY down, this most certainly will. No one cries for the Jets, ever.

  8. Doesn’t matter, they’ll still find a way to get lit up by the Packers.

  9. Gotta love them . . .

    E – A – G – L – E – S !

    spending the $$$
    getting young and building a DYNASTY !

    WOO HOO . . .

  10. Damn Philly, defiantly vying for that super bowl this year. Cant wait to see DMC and Nnamdi taking over the field. Asante might be heading out though.

  11. So after acquiring Rodgers-Cromartie and Aso, is it time for the Eagles to admit that the Asante Samuels experiment was a failure?

  12. I did not realize something till today (because I just checked it) – Asante Samuel’s only 6 months older than Nnamdi Asomugha

  13. I am not an eagles fan, but with everything they’ve done in the past two days I don’t see a better team in the NFC. Eagles are superbowl bound.

  14. The EAGLES are going to have a scary defense!!!! Might as well pencil them in for the SB, my question now is where does Asante Samuel fit in this equation? DRC is a LCB amd Nnamdi is strictly a RCB.

  15. Hell Yeah BABY!!!!! OMG… I was watching when they announced it on NFLN. I’m still shaking with happiness!

  16. I had a feeling that he’d go to a team that hadn’t been named yet, otherwise it wouldn’t of taken so long. But yeah…..that’s a huge slap in the face to Dallas. That’s gotta hurt.

  17. Doesn’t change the fact that mike Vick is your qb and andy reid is your hc ….common fact they both blow it in big games…..eagles spend again

  18. Finally it’s over. Now the cowboys can use there extra cash to sign the help they need. Safety!

  19. Funny. The Jets announce they are pulling out of negotiations after they learn he chose the Eagles.

    Like getting fired and saying I quit.

  20. So a mystery team from Philly swooped in and signed the best free agent who was either going to go to a star-studded New York team or a cash-strapped Dallas team. This hasn’t happened since last year.

  21. Everyone 1 says Asante is gone now… not so fast. Atleast not yet. The Eagles want a Superbowl keeping Asante as the 2 n DRC as the Nickel helps you get to that Superbowl.

  22. looks like i am gonna have to move the lions d line and offense to the eagles and play franchise in green and white. which sucks for me cuz i HATE michigan state, but, i can live with eagles green. You go Andy Reid!!!

  23. Trade DRC and Samuel and pick up a LB or 2

    No need to have that much money invested in cornerbacks

  24. eat it with a fork jet fans, cant blame nnamdi for not being as dilirious as you guys are when it comes to the jets’ chances of actually winning the big one.

  25. Just said on the other Jrts article about Nnamdi to stay tuned that the rumor mill was turning and the teams ee thought we in the race, proved not to be. The Eagles. Holy smoke, they are ramping up. How come everyone has the same salary cap and my Ravens haven’t acquired anyone and are complaining the only have 4 mil cap space after freeing 18 mil

  26. Nnamdi, Rodgers-Cromartie, and Asante Samuel… Eli, Tony, and Johnny are going to have fun trying to get one over on them boys..

  27. Looks like it’s bad news for Asante Samuel….
    Na na na na, na na na na
    Hey, hey, hey
    Goodbye

  28. Ah ….wait …. listen for it ….. yup there it is another cry of Y-E-T-S yets yets yets just like the super bowl victories yets yets yets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Would have liked him in Dallas but not 100% sure they were ever really in the “sweepstakes”. Maybe they were, but they don’t have the cap space to even come close without creating even more holes on defense. They have too many other needs. Sucks he is in the division for sure!!

  30. Eagles are locked and loaded to win a Super Bowl this year, whereas my Niners have their eyes set on the Toilet Bowl this year which, coincidentally, is where I will have my head immediately following their games.

    Who am I kidding though, the Eagles will never win the Bowl, it’s their curse and destiny. My Giants will take care of those overrated Phillies.

  31. As a Raider fan I’m actually kinda pissed. Not at Aso, but at Davis. He just gave Routt 31.5 million with 20 million guaranteed over 3 years. Only 5 million more guaranteed would have kept Aso?

    UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!!

  32. dallas dosent have good coachs down there because andy reid jumped rite on that and now dallas took the risk of releseing terrence newman who always got beat ughhhhhhhhhhhh so mad right now

  33. You think the Eagles arent going all out…. They got the top 2 cbs available, top de available, top qb available, top o-line coach available, and top d-line coach available.

    Boom

  34. Not all that suprising. That was thought to be a destination before football was back in business

  35. but maybe ( i hope) because the nfl passes on 63% of the plays cromartie is the nickel?

  36. As a Raider fan, I hate to tell you eagles fans…..the guy is not all they make him out to be.

    He is solid….no more, no less. They make him out to be an all time great. Sorry, but he aint.

  37. As a Cowboys fan I wonder when the Cowboys became sissy’s in the free agent game.

    Hope this offseasons lack of moves doesn’t turn out like last years offseason where the Cowboys went 13-3 got bounced by Min. And thought that they didn’t have to make moves to stay in contention. Seen how that worked out . Grow a pair Cowboys!

  38. As a Raiders fan, I have to question whether that is more money than he is worth. We’ve been paying him tons and tons of money over the last few years. While he is very good and he suits the Raiders D perfectly, you’d like to think that he’d snag a few more INTs or force the other team into difficult situations more often. Anyway, he is a hell of a good guy and I wish him luck!

  39. Im sure Nnamdi chose the Eagles because he’s tired of losing. Yes, the Raiders is on the upswing but he prob dont want another letdown. But if he thinks the Eagles gonna win a SB, he has to look at history… the last 6 or 7 SB champions DID NOT load up on talent for a run.

  40. Way to go Niners. So low below the cap and a HUGE need for cornerback. And he wouldn’t even need to move. Couldn’t manage it. Somebody we’ll have a real GM…..I suppose right after we get real owners.

    Mike Brown is bad…..but Jed York isn’t far behind.

  41. How many times in SPORTS do we see paper champs not win the championship that year? 90% of the TIME…philadelphia is gonna be one DEPRESSED city when Roy,Clee and Cole. and Nnamdi,Vick,Asante, don;t bring u RINGS and its another fail in the city of brotherly love..

  42. mataug says:
    Jul 29, 2011 6:25 PM
    Philly’s scared of all the WRs Shanahan has signed

    This is the greatest comment ever on this site. Kudos

    Oh and for those who keep saying “how many superbowls have you won ?” well we won two NFL championships including one from maybe the greatest football team ever Lombardi’s packers. Since we can talk about the past when everyone elses team won then we can go back to the 60’s same thing.

  43. Let me make a public apology to the eagles and a hearty handshake to the rabbit they just pulled out of the hat Ruben Amaro style.

  44. D Jackson back up the truck because Philly is handing out money…60 million 25 garunteed…twice as much as he was making with the Raiders…..
    Philly will still have no Superbowls to show for it…

  45. so let me get this straight they have 3 overpaid corners and have to sign both a soon to be overpaid QB and WR…great financial planning LOL

  46. Wow… Im completely shocked!!!… after I heard the Jets were out of it I really thought he was coming back to Oakland.. I kinda lost respect for the guy… Cant wait till the Raiders start tearing it up without NA21..

  47. Wow.. As an Eagles hater I don’t really care for that transaction but as a Bucs fan I hope they can get in the market for DRC. Bucs would never spend for Nnamdi but DRC would be less expensive and he’s younger. I’d love to see him on the field with Talib!

  48. Where are the Eagles finding this money. They paid Vick, still have to pay D. Jackson and J Maclin soon. Just signed a few free agents. It’s become obvious that the new CBA will change nothing as far as the rich getting richer (in talent).

  49. andyr2120 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 6:38 PM
    As a Raiders fan, I have to question whether that is more money than he is worth. We’ve been paying him tons and tons of money over the last few years. While he is very good and he suits the Raiders D perfectly, you’d like to think that he’d snag a few more INTs or force the other team into difficult situations more often. Anyway, he is a hell of a good guy and I wish him luck!
    ——-

    You can’t make INTs if the other team NEVER throws the ball towards you. I remember reading some ridiculous stat like he was only thrown at something like 14 times all year. I don’t know where to look that stat up, but if they don’t throw at you, you can’t catch the ball.

  50. Reasons why Asante Samuel will be a Panther.

    1. Eagles need a linebacker. Dan Conner would be perfect.
    2. Hogan the DB we drafted out of WV failed a physical today.
    3. Sean McDermott is the DCoord now.

    Perfect Fit.

  51. Holy schnikies out of the weeds stokes the pigeons strike a blow to the cowpokes, and the not gets. Did not see that one coming. This off season is getting awful entertaining. I bet the crypt keeper in big D has popped a few blood vessels this afternoon!

  52. It is a great day to be an Eagles fan. I knew we were going to get in on the Nnamdi sweepstakes but I wasn’t sure that we’d get him. Great job AR and team. Now get D-Jax signed and lets find an LB and maybe a safety and its on.

  53. pending the $$$ getting young and building a DYNASTY !

    Don’t you have to, you know, win a Super Bowl before you’re a dynasty?

  54. FLY EAGLES FLY NNAMDI ROAD TO VICTORY!!! FLY EAGLES FLY SCORE A TOUCH DOWN 123! HIT’EM LOWWWWWWW, HIT’EM HIGHHHH AND WATCH CROMARTIE FLY…FLY EAGLES FLY ….E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. With all teams chucking the ball, you really need three cb’s now a days. That being said, doesn’t Washington spend big money on free agents every year? And where has that got them? Lets see how it plays out. There will be lots of injuries this year, and integrating a lot of new players takes time.

  56. Asomugha, Samuel, and DRC, I wonder who is the odd man out and who stays.

    If I was the Eagles I would keep Samuel and Asomugha. I never been that impressed with DRC. I remember 2 seasons ago my Colts played the Cards and Peyton Manning absolutely lit up DRC all game long. I think it might have been only his rookie or second yr, but damn he got lit up.

  57. 3 thoughts on this signing

    1. The Cowboys have to be disappointed they didn’t sign him, but whats even worse is he is now in their division.

    2. DeSean Jackson has to be pissed. The Eagles say they have no money to pay him, but then they just come out of nowhere and give Nnandi a contract worth half the national debt.

    3. Even with the best secondary in the NFL the Eagles still wont win the Super Bowl. Andy Reid will find some way to screw it up.

  58. Nnamdi is a GREAT CB, but now Jackson will be PISSED and the Eagles will struggle on offense. Hopefully the yound Raider CBs will step up and be players, Rod Woodson better work some magic !

  59. this joke’s not my mine (but via twitter)
    “After finding out the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha, Sylvester Stallone quickly offered Asante Samuel a key role in The Expendables sequel.”

  60. Where are these teams finding room in the salary cap?

    As long as he’s not a Jet I’m happy. Although, I hate that my team is in the same division going against him.

  61. Not sure why so many people are keen on trading DRC away now.

    He is essentially a free gift. The Kolb trade was rediculous, DRC on top of a second round pick! Even if they don’t sign DRC to an extension and lost his services after a year, they still would have come out massively on top on that trade. So, why not keep all 3 corners on the roster for one season and go all out for the Super Bowl.

    Vick isn’t getting any younger, and his style will ultimately result in a shorter career than a prototypical pocket passer. So I would not trade DRC away for a draft pick. The future is now for Philly. They’ve got an opportunity to go all the way this year. I think they should go all out for it and that’s speaking as a Redskins fan.

    Things got pretty ugly for us last year against the Eagles. I wasn’t looking forward to two games against a secondary including DRC and Samuel. Add in Asomugha and I think I might just stay in bed for those two weeks.

  62. A little out of left field, didn’t think the Eagles were going that way. Good pick up if you can get him like that.

    I’d hold onto the “Eagles win the next 5 superbowls” talk.

    You have 2 good corners but have spent a ton of money. Cap WILL come to play eventually. Your LB corps is still soft, Vick hasn’t shown he can play all 16 and I don’t care what you say VY isn’t gonna back him up to the same level. You still need to sign Jackson and Macklin. There’s more cap space eaten up.

    You still have to cover the Packers’ wide outs. Driver, Jordy, Finley, Cobb, Starks outta the back field… That’s more than 2 CB’s worth of real threats.

    2 good corners is a start but last I checked – no CB has ever led a team to the SB. Will be fun to watch though.

  63. WOW i was thinking “what if” about nnamdi to the eagles as i watched nfl network report it was down to the jets and cowgirls.. ha but i was like no way,..
    LETS GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Interesting. Just don’t play too well bub, the Eagles tend to choke when it comes to paying people for their talent. Just ask T.O

  65. I love how Iggles fans think this means they’re FINALLY going to win something.

    Until you address the REST of your secondary, you know, because you can’t play man all the time — with that weak interior defensive line and no consistent LBs remaining — your safeties are gonna get torched all year.

    I’m failing to see why this is a smart move, regardless of the fact that I am a Giants fan.

    It doesn’t make them better. When we knock Vick out in Week 3, where will the wisdom be in this, then?

  66. Nice! Now Miles Austin can burn this guy twice a year just like he did on Thanksgiving ’09! (look it up)

    Calm down Eagles fans…this guy ain’t Revis…and you still gotta find someone to cover Witten.

  67. Name 1 CB that didn’t lose a step after 30? Nnamdi will be tested, by any means not a diss towards Asomugha but just like RB’s tend to decline after 28, CB’s go down hill after 30.

    With all that being said, I still wouldn’t mind having him on the skins….hell I’ll take the eagles sloppy left overs in Asante Samuels

  68. haha, a corner who plays one side of the field. What a waste of cash. The Eagles do this every off-season. Go out a shocking sign the biggest free agent out there. Asante Samuel. Jason Peters. Jevon Kerase.

    And guess what? IT LEADS TO NOTHING!

    haha, keep patting yourself on the back eagirl fans, I’ll keep looking at your empty trophy case.

  69. I’m excited too, but if Samuel really is on a train out of town, then this isn’t a humongous upgrade. They’d be getting rid of an above average corner for a very above average corner. I suppose it all depends on what comes in return for Asante. I’d rather see DRC moved.

  70. Who the hell is running the damn Eagles. Ruban Amaro? Phillies lock up Clipp Lee, now this. What a great time to be a Philly fan.

  71. AS a redskin fan….damn…now we gotta face him twice a year or more for a long time…Damn….D’angelo hall i hope your watching..step it up…your the best we got…

  72. Actually – with how Ted was cutting cap space today – I kinda figured GB was in the mix. Nnamdi had said he was interested in GB and is tight with Chuck.

    Think about that – move Woodson to safety/CD hybrid. Nnamdi, Chuck, Shields, Williams…. Not many teams woulda had the WR’s to go against that with any regular success…

  73. Well if you cant develop your own players from within this is what ya gotta do.Good luck not to far down the road when these guys are way past their primes

  74. tgifinley88 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:21 PM

    wow….if they can trade samuel for a linebacker this looks great for philly. if not……confusing as to why they add asomugha and rodgers cromartie while they lose bradley, mikell, etc.
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    Really liked Bradley when healthy, but that’s the problem. too many injuries. As for safety, here’s an interesting thought: If they choose to keep Asante, what about setting him free to be the pure ballhawk he loves to be. Use him as freelancing free safety like Ed Reed for Ravens or Darren Sharper during the Saints SB run? Might seem like a waste of money given his salary, but Asante freed up completely to jump routes could be dangerous indeed.

  75. I have to admit, the Eagles have done by far the best of any team during this frenzied free agency period.

    Having said that, Andy Reid will still find a way to screw this up.

  76. Jakek2. You say like all the Eagles corners Nnamdi will be Plaxico’s latest victim. You’re right, but it will be in practice because Plax will be an Eagle.

  77. wizahdry says: Jul 29, 2011 6:47 PM

    Where are the Eagles finding this money. They paid Vick, still have to pay D. Jackson and J Maclin soon. Just signed a few free agents. It’s become obvious that the new CBA will change nothing as far as the rich getting richer (in talent).
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    Even with Vick at franchise tag numbers (which will drop once they work out a long term deal) Eagles were well under the salary cap. On top of that, they opted to let all of their FAs go (Bradley, Mikkel, and Weaver being the most notable). They got DRC on an existing contract. That’s how they have the money for these moves, and to sign DeSean to an extension.

  78. 2 huge Raider pains for me.

    1) Al Davis, and all of Raider Nation, thought he was going to demand 15-20 mil per year. That’s why we paid Routt this much, to be our starter. If we had known Nnamdi only wanted 12 mil guaranteed per year, we would have spent that money on Nnamdi. Nobody saw this coming. He really isn’t in it for the money. Class act.

    2) Of all the “winning” teams that he was rumored to join, I wanted to see Nnamdi either go to Green Bay or the Jets. Nnamdi + C Wood or Nnamdi + Revis would have been beautiful football, regardless of the logo on the helmet. I don’t think Nnamdi picked the best organization in this sweepstakes, or the best team. I’ll feel bad for him every year that Philly falls short of the big game.

  79. Wow, that is too much for any CB. I liked ya Nnam, but now we can get more talent with all that money we saved by not trying to keep you. We don’t need one great player, we need lot’s of really good players. Now we just groom Routt over the next couple of years and he will follow your suit, just like you followed Woodson’s suit. Just wish we could groom QB’s like we do CB’s.

  80. LOL at all the Eagles fans that think they should just hand the Lombardi Trophy to them for signing a bunch of overpriced free agents along with a few scrubs. Remember when another team from the NFC LEast used to do that every year and annoint themselves the champs in August? The Skins? Yeah, how’d that work out for them the last decade and a half? I smell 9-7 and a 1st round playoff loss. Even worse if Vick goes down and VY has to come in.

  81. melonnhead says: Jul 29, 2011 6:27 PM

    So after acquiring Rodgers-Cromartie and Aso, is it time for the Eagles to admit that the Asante Samuels experiment was a failure?
    ________________________
    Failure? Are you out of your mind? Before Asante, we had a horrible Int rate. After we got him, we had one of the best. Asante was anything but a failure in Philly.

  82. Things got pretty ugly for us last year against the Eagles. I wasn’t looking forward to two games against a secondary including DRC and Samuel. Add in Asomugha and I think I might just stay in bed for those two weeks.
    ————-
    weneedlinemen42 – Pick your head up. The Eagles can have 5 Nnamdis and Plax will still torch them. The Eagles signed Nnamdi out of desperation b/c they know once the G-Men sign Plax (and Vonta Leach), they’re screwed.

    The in-breds do this every year. They sign the top FAs, win the pre-season super bowl and end the season crying in their store brand cheerios.

  83. Good for the Eagles that A. Davis finally decided it was foolish to pay that much money to one player that never touches the ball and doesn’t score. A bad team like the Raiders need more than a novelty CB that they can brag about. Hopefully they put the money they’re saving to good use. As a Raider fan, I can say that having #21 shut down half the field never got them into the playoffs. I’ve always thought paying him as much as they were was idiotic with their circumstances.

  84. packattack1967 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:30 PM

    Gulp!
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    yeah, things can change quickly throughout the season, but right now you have to figure the Packers and the Eagles are the NFC favorites right now at least. Both teams have explosive offenses, and look to have strong defenses as well. The big question for both will be how their O-lines hold up. O-line injuries have been a problem for my Eagles in the past, and with Tauscher and Collydge now gone, the Packers have little room for issues there. I’m excited, but I’ve seen too many seasons come and go to start bragging too much yet.

  85. stairwayto7 says:Jul 29, 2011 6:32 PM
    DCR WILL BETRADED TO JETS OR DALLAS BY MONDAY!!!!
    __________________________________

    Yeah. Right. Philly ain’t about to do the Cowboys any favors.

  86. Basically all they did was replace Asante Samuel because they are going to trade him. I don’t think many teams are going to offer a linebacker who is good enough to start yet, so this trade is not going to help Philly as much as all of the fans think it will. And they still don’t have enough playmakers on defense to stop Aaron Rodgers.

  87. Congrats, Philly. Big signing.

    Too bad there are still 16 regular season games to play.

    Don’t get too excited yet.

    Ask the Miami Heat fans how their season went last year.

  88. They arent gettin an LB. Roseman said “to go heavy in 1 area you have to go light in another and u can do it with draft picks” …4th round pick Matthews took 1st team reps to open camp. they keep all 3 CBs cause the nickel CB plays as much as the 3rd LBs anymore cause teams are always in nickel nowadays.

  89. They better save a buck or two to get themselves a decent QB to replace injury prone Vick. Vince should turn them down until they are crying and have NO QB. Then VY can laugh all the way to the bank.

  90. phillyphan975 says:Jul 29, 2011 6:38 PM
    DUH WINNING!
    Here is the thing….We still need LB help and it would be sweet if they are in secrecy about Burress too!!!!
    __________________________________

    That exact same thought crossed my mind too, phillyphan975 . There will be one gigantic collective nationwide fart if that happened.

  91. That is a good pick up but I think the team still has weaknesses. At QB mostly.

    As far as the best move in FA history….please. The best one was the first one, Reggie White from the eagles to the Packers. Were going to find out how good Nnamdi really is now that he is not on a team with a bunch of losers like the Raiders.

    I am glad he at least got off of that team. Nobody deserves to be on a team who’s motto is Commitment to Excrement.

  92. Does this mean that everyone can stop talking about the Redskins trying to buy a superbowl over a decade ago in 1998? God I hope so.

  93. Shoeman: 30 is not “getting young”!!!!! Waste of money, backside of a stellar career but that much for a guy that can only play one side of the field is crazy!

  94. Just my 2 cents, but two CB’s with $117 and $45 G-Jack?
    It would appear that Andy is following the Bill model at NE. Andy must be thinking of trading AS or DRC.
    I understand the Nnamdi acquisition, but three CB’s with no pass rush……….

  95. Im glad he’s not in the AFC against Oaktown..whew, but I think he’ll last in Philly one season with the Boo Birds. Yep You Betcha!

  96. BHahaa I love how Nnamdi pulled a Cliff Lee on New York.

    Super Bowl Favorites have to be Eagles and Patriots. They play Week 12. I’m going say that might be the highest rated regular season game of the year.

  97. Well, this will certainly help keep the Eagles in games after Vick gets injured in the first few weeks of the season.

    It’s an interesting move. No question NA is a great player, but they’re adding him to what is already a strong position. So unlike with, say, Dallas, who would be getting probably a 98% improvement at the position, the Eagles will be getting, what? A 30% improvement over what they already had, especially with the Kolb trade? Maybe even less than that.

    All that for a $60 mil hit to your salary cap. And, as yet, no solid backup for Vick.

    It’s more of a risk than it appears at first glance. He will likely wreak havoc against Manning & Romo, but he’s not going to be enough on his own. No one is.

  98. Last Summer it was Lebron, this summer Nnamdi…

    When exactly can we stick in a fork in the whole “X will come to New York. Why wouldn’t he? It’s New York?” delusional mindset?

  99. Gosh, I leave for a couple of hours and look what happens. So glad he didn’t go to the Jets 🙂

  100. The jealousy in these posts are straight up comical!!! All of you can continue to make up excuses to make yourselves feel better, but the bottom line is the Eagles just got A WHOLE LOT scarier! All you Cowboys and Giants fan keep telling yourselves that this move means nothing, and the Eagles aren’t any better because of this move, and that the Eagles paid way too much (when in actuality we got a great deal for his talents).

    We all know that your just hiding behind your real feelings which are fear and anger that your teams have literally done nothing this off-season to keep pace with the Eagles! Last year the Eagles were the best team in the division, so explain to me how signing Babin, Nnamdi, and Young and trading for DRC doesn’t make us even better, while other teams in the division have been sitting on there hands and losing players instead of adding them. Good luck trying to keep pace……

  101. comeonnowguys says:Jul 29, 2011 9:39 PM

    Last Summer it was Lebron, this summer Nnamdi…

    When exactly can we stick in a fork in the whole “X will come to New York. Why wouldn’t he? It’s New York?” delusional mindset?
    ———————————————————
    Why dont players come to NY… Taxes and arrogant D bags.

  102. spartyfi says: Jul 29, 2011 8:02 PM

    Shoeman: 30 is not “getting young”!!!!! Waste of money, backside of a stellar career but that much for a guy that can only play one side of the field is crazy!

    ***********************************************************

    The Eagles team is in their mid-20’s = getting young.
    30 is the OLDEST age .. FA vet CB, to help the younger players.

    When 1 side is the weakness .. now a strength.,
    is just fine.

    the EAGLES are the BEST in the East ..easily

  103. Who says they have the best secondary in the NFL? LMFAO that’s hilarious. They just gave up their most dependable safety. They’re still going to get torched. And to the clown who thinks Giants fans are nervous, your defense isn’t what stopped us last year, we shot ourselves in the foot. You are no better until your defensive line is on par with ours. Then we’ll be nervous. Quit trying to make us think an empty championship display is something to be fearful of. No one gets awards for preseason games and offseason signings.

  104. This fool said easily. Teams that are set (Green Bay) don’t have to go buy up players. And all WE have to do is keep guys healthy and cut the turnovers.

    Easily.

    I swear you clowns…

  105. Wow, Dallas actually tried to fit Asomugha in. Well, lets use that money and fill in our needs now that the Nnamdi ship has sailed. Thumb me down Eagle fans but you know better then anyone else the Eagles will always find a way to disappoint in the end. Keep trying to buy a superbowl.

  106. “I am not an eagles fan, but with everything they’ve done in the past two days I don’t see a better team in the NFC. Eagles are superbowl bound.”

    Sorry but until the Eagles actually prove they are the the team to beat, the Packers are the best team in the NFC.

  107. Besides, they’re still not even better than us. Not on paper nor otherwise. Pulling rabbits out of your arse in once-a-century fashion doesn’t make you better. As long as we’re healthy, you know 41 turnovers is not going to happen again. And this doesn’t make them better. Nice try, though.

  108. Nnamdi is way better than Revis. I don’t even think Eagles fans realize that nnamdi held Andre johnson and Larry Fitzgerald to two catches combined!!!(last year). Good luck Nnamdi and Eagles. Go get that ring ..Signed a sad Raider fan.

  109. In fact, Giants fan …take your best receiver smith and consider him erased from the game . packers- Jennings -erased.that’s what Nnamdi does..you have be warned!

  110. cowboyscowboyscowboys says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:57 PM
    Wow, Dallas actually tried to fit Asomugha in. Well, lets use that money and fill in our needs now that the Nnamdi ship has sailed. Thumb me down Eagle fans but you know better then anyone else the Eagles will always find a way to disappoint in the end. Keep trying to buy a superbowl.
    ======================

    Hilarious.

    Not a fan of either team, but a Cowboys fan accusing any other team of trying to buy a championship is the classic case of the pot not knowing what color it is.

  111. If I were king of the world for a day, the first thing I would do is make it illegal for people to say “we” when referring to the team they root for.

    This delusion of participation, or the idea that you somehow have something to do with what happens with team that you root for, is completely exclusive to team sports.

    Think about the other things you are a fan of. Do you ever say after watching an episode of your favorite TV show, “boy, WE sure did put together a great program tonight!”?

    Do me a favor, Mr. (or Ms.) “We”. Drive up to the facilities of the team you root for and try to get in the front door. Wear your jersey. See how far you get.

  112. I’m puzzled as to why you clowns think we are jealous or bitter? We weren’t angling to get him. Every year we have to listen to you idiots brag about being paper champions, and now going on 33 years of my life, that’s all they’ve ever been and will continue to be.

    I spoke the truth and it’s blowin’ yours. Tough duty, but better to have the reality now than in December.

    And to this self-righteous prick above me, if it bothers you that much, go enter a thumb wrestling competition with your wife, since the “we” usage bothers you here.

  113. the iggles will choke once again, despite the signing of this overrated cb asomugha. with no expectations the cowboys will win the nfc east. mike vick will not hold up the entire season, and the iggles expect vince young to do the trick, please. asomugha could not cover any of the cowboys receivers when the raiders played the cowboys in 2009 thanks giving game, the tape do not lie. the expectations is now andy reid to produce or else. the media, fans of the iggels now expect super bowl or bust. it will be bust. the reason why the cowboys will win the nfc east when there is no expectations, the cowboys do more than expected, especially coming off a 6-10 record. jason garrett and rob ryan will hav the cowboys ready when the whistle blows, guaranteed. i predict their will b 3 teams in the andrew luck sweepstakes, the redskins, the bills and the seahawks, let’s b realistic do shanahan truly believe that john beck can win more than 6 games for the redskins, and chan gailey got luck last year when fitzpatrick won, now he has typen to back up and the mess in seattle, no qb per se. romo will have a breakout year this year with a revamp offensive line and soild receivers and a shafty running game, espect the cowboys to be 12-4, this season and to represent the nfc in indy in 2012, romo will finally show the rest of the nfl the leader his is and will finally get that danny white perception off his back.

  114. While I believe Dallas will continue to build upon how they finished the season last year, they’ve shed a bit too much talent and haven’t taken care of the main thing that got them beat so frequently last year defensively — THEIR SECONDARY.

    The plain and simple fact is, as long as the Giants are healthy and knowing that the anomaly that was last year’s turnover number will not happen again — that it is their division to lose. I haven’t seen 7 objective posts about how these signings affect the NFC East race, just a bunch of blind homers.

  115. FIRST THINGS FIRST…. hahahahahahahs to jets, cowboys, giants, skins!!!! NOW , packers fans, last year with 1 cb we gave you all you could handle. Asante if you remember was coming off injury not 100 percent. Eagles were about to win if not for an ill-advised throw late in the 4th qrt. So don’t go running yer mouths like you dominated the birds cuz it didn’t happen. You won the superbowl yes you did but that very well could have been the eagles. Rodgers did light up joselio Hanson and dimitri Patterson. That won’t happen to nnamdi and DRC, eliminate the receiver on nnamdi’s side of the field, risk throwing a pick towards Asante. Omg that eliminated Aaron Rodgers. Go ahead n say that the pack still has the same team as last year that’s true, but the eagles were as good as the pack last year but we are a whole hell of alot better this year!! Hate all you want the EAGLES are the team to beat! You can hate the birds cuz yer scared, or respect the birds cuz yer scared, either way yer still scared!!!

  116. Note to the NFL:
    Philadelphia Eagles have taken over. Please inform all other teams to stay home to avoid embarrassment. The Vince Lombardi trophy will be on display for the next 4-5 years at Lincoln Financial Field. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused for the other 31 teams. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Sincerely
    Philadelphia Eagles Front Office.

    P.S.
    E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!!!!!

  117. teal379 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:55 PM—2 good corners is a start but last I checked – no CB has ever led a team to the SB. Will be fun to watch though.

    You must be a youngster…when The Niners couldn’t get past Cowboys and Packers in playoffs (early 90’s)…they received the services of one Deion Sanders and won the Super Bowl THE next year. So yeah…a CB can make all the difference.

  118. He is such a good cornerback that he just shut down deshaun jackson. Find the money now eagles.

  119. Just like the Phillies, the Eagles are trying to buy a title. I’ve been a lifelong Eagle hater and if Vick and Djax didn’t make it easy to hate them this certainly does. It’s gonna be that much sweeter when they fail to win a Super Bowl(AGAIN) after trying to stack the deck. Meanwhile my Steelers continue to draft players, develop them, and keep them. Can you remember the last time they paid for a big FA? 6 titles in PA Eagles fans. Thanks for your contribution. Bwahahahahahahaha

  120. it’s almost as much as the raiders just gave stanford routt earlier this year…three years 30 million, and 20 million guaranteed.

  121. So DRC is gonna be the slot corner? Nnamdi was a good signing, but an unnecessary one. Too much money at one position let alone one guy.

  122. I haven’t seen 7 objective posts about how these signings affect the NFC East race, just a bunch of blind homers.

    Mr. Wright aka “Winky”

    What do you consider objective? Facts?

    Very well. The Eagles have beaten the Giants in SIX STRAIGHT GAMES . It could be seven, if you include the playoffs. That’s not luck, nor a trend. That’s dominance.

    Going into the last game the two teams played, the Giants won three straight and allowed a total of 10 pts in the last two games of that winning streak.

    The Giants (as we all know) had the lead in the 4th quarter in both contests last year and end up losing both games, the second one in absolutely spectacular fashion. As you babble on about turnovers, there wasn’t a SINGLE turnover committed by the Giants in the fourth quarter, where they allowed 21 pts in the final 8:17 (or do you need to be reminded of that…..I think you do…)

    In fact, the only turnover committed in that quarter was by the EAGLES, which lead to the Giants final points of the day (see, turnovers work both ways, Slappy)

    Turnovers are a part of the game, Winky. It’s the single most variable factor in determining wins and losses. Either teams are committing them or forcing them (that’s why they are measured in a RATIO….see…I knew you could follow along)

    These signings only reinforce the fact of which the rest of the division already knows: They are already the defending division champions and have added FOUR Pro Bowl players on defense. FOUR.

    Please save your diatribes for someone who actually can stand you. The Giants have made it clear that they are not only talent deficient, but mentally deficient as well, to beat the Eagles.

    Don’t go away mad, Winky. Just go away.

  123. realnflmaster says: Jul 29, 2011 7:00 PM

    haha, a corner who plays one side of the field. What a waste of cash. The Eagles do this every off-season. Go out a shocking sign the biggest free agent out there. Asante Samuel. Jason Peters. Jevon Kerase.

    And guess what? IT LEADS TO NOTHING!

    haha, keep patting yourself on the back eagirl fans, I’ll keep looking at your empty trophy case.

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    You will keep looking, won’t you? Because the Eagles are in your head hardcore, and they’re the most exciting show in the NFL.

  124. silverback9999 – your post comes from a very insecure spot deep in your heart. something clearly bothers you.

    It’s hard to “buy” a title when you face a salary cap.

    How are those pirates, by the way? Who was president last time the Pirates made the playoffs? Hint: It was a Bush, but not the son.

  125. The Eagles are talking about using Asomuah as a nickle x like the packers did with the defensive player of the year Mr Charels Woodson.. if this is true and DRC and Samuels are the starting CBs this is gonna be a seriously insane defensive backfield

  126. silverback9999 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:26 PM

    Just like the Phillies, the Eagles are trying to buy a title. I’ve been a lifelong Eagle hater and if Vick and Djax didn’t make it easy to hate them this certainly does. It’s gonna be that much sweeter when they fail to win a Super Bowl(AGAIN) after trying to stack the deck. Meanwhile my Steelers continue to draft players, develop them, and keep them. Can you remember the last time they paid for a big FA? 6 titles in PA Eagles fans. Thanks for your contribution. Bwahahahahahahaha

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    And 4 of those before most of us on here were born. Let me guess, that was about the same time you became a fan right? Or at least when your grandmom did right since you don’t have a father that you know of and your mother hates you? Let me guess, she used to like them when they were on National TV every week right?

    Newsflash, that was over 30 years ago champ.

    You’re so cliche’, it’s a joke.

    Were you bragging about your team’s draft skills when they sucked for the 27 years between championships?

    You don’t sign players because all your owner cares about is money. That is the truth.

    And no matter now may championships your team wins, that city will always be living in Philly’s shadow.

  127. Little Earthquake says: Jul 29, 2011 9:24 PM

    Keep busting the bank fools….Packers created $19 million in cap space. Some GMs never learn.

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    Yeah Qweefquake,

    You might wanna do a little more research. The last time I checked, the Eagles and the Patriots were the teams that were always talked about as cap kings, not the 32 greatest market in the NFL, GB Packers.

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