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Nnamdi Asomugha: I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else

Nnamdi Asomugha, Mike Williams AP

The end of the season is inching ever closer and that means it is almost time to start the bloodletting in Philadelphia.

Everyone is operating under the assumption that Andy Reid is going to be fired as soon as the year comes to an end and it won’t be long before members of the roster start following him out the door. One of the players to watch on that front is cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whose first two years in Philly have not been the rousing success the team expected them to be when they signed him to a five-year, $60 million deal as a free agent.

Asomugha hasn’t talked much about his future this season, but he did address the topic on Wednesday. He said he wants his future to be with the Eagles.

“Yeah, I mean, all I can say right now is I really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else,” Asomugha said, via CSNPhilly.com. “I definitely want to be back here.”

Asomugha is due to make $15 million next season, but, as Florio reported last month, only $4 million of that is guaranteed and only that $4 million would count against the cap if they parted ways. Asomugha was asked if he’d renegotiate his salary in order to stay with the team, which he mostly evaded without ruling anything out.

It’s hard to speculate on much without knowing who will be making the calls in Philly heading into 2013, but one of their first orders of business will likely be sorting out Asomugha’s role (or lack thereof) on the team.

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23 Responses to “Nnamdi Asomugha: I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else”
  1. nkmho says: Dec 20, 2012 11:01 AM

    With all the free money Philly is giving out, I’d want to stay there as well.

  2. r8rsfan says: Dec 20, 2012 11:01 AM

    I’d like you to be somewhere else – Oakland. Your game is right here waiting for you.

  3. zoellner25 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:04 AM

    Translation: “I don’t care too much about winning, I just want my gigantic paycheck”

  4. uwsptke says: Dec 20, 2012 11:06 AM

    Of course that’s what he’s going to say when he stands to make $15 mil if he stays there. If let go, he needs to look for a situation like what Woodson found in Green Bay. He played the slot CB whenever they went into nickel or dime (nearly all the time), and played to his strengths. Asomugha isn’t Revis, but he could be very useful in the right situation playing for a winner with a bright defensive coordinator. Maybe Phillips in Houston?

  5. rickeydynamite25 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:06 AM

    Shoulda kept ya ass in Oakland where people still thought you were good, and were afraid to throw your way. You might still have that reputation as a member of the L.A. Raiders when they move back to SoCal.

  6. mullman76 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:11 AM

    Nnamdi, you look silly in that dirty green uniform.

    Come finish what you started in Oakland, wear the Silver and Black again.

  7. ccjcsr says: Dec 20, 2012 11:11 AM

    A Press corner that is getting slower each week!

  8. anyonebutbrady says: Dec 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    Of course not, there aren’t many places that you can get paid that much to do squat. Sign me up!

  9. xLith says: Dec 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    I’d hate to admit it but he would have been better off signing in Dallas instead of Philly at this point. Hey who doesn’t love money though?

  10. jpb12 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:25 AM

    Got $15Million reasons to stay

  11. duncanthecat says: Dec 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    Options are limited. He won’t even the offered half next year’s salary by another team.

  12. karlton3 says: Dec 20, 2012 11:32 AM

    I still think he ends up in Indianapolis.

    Between dead cap money and Freeney’s contract ending, the Colts have almost $60M (!!!) coming off the books next year, have a desperate need at man-to-man CB, and have a GM they hired from Philly who has already traded with them multiple times.

  13. oaktown49er says: Dec 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    Nnamdi had 3 major suitors last off season, SF, Hou. and Philly. He took less money to go to Philly and get a ring.

  14. tombradyswig says: Dec 20, 2012 11:45 AM

    Cut him!! He’s getting burned every week, multiple times! How on earth did anyone think this guy was one of the best CB’s in the league 2 summers ago?!!?

  15. aldavisisthenfl says: Dec 20, 2012 11:50 AM

    Nnamdi is all about the payday…..sure he’s a nice guy and gives back….but he more than makes up for it with his crafty agent…..

    Al taught him the position and repaid him by squeezing our cap……..

  16. tjules21 says: Dec 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    Quite possibly the softest player I have ever seen. Can never make a play on the ball and doesn’t want to tackle anyone. The Eagles had a guy last year in Asante Samuel who didn’t want to tackle anyone either, but at least he intercepted the ball.

  17. stealthjunk says: Dec 20, 2012 12:52 PM

    Poor guy. First he had to suffer as a Raider, and now this.

  18. umainebearman says: Dec 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    Dear Nnambdi we wouldn’t want you anywhere else either.

    Signed,
    Cowboys fans
    Redskinss fans
    Giants fans

  19. ppc50 says: Dec 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    oaktown49er says: Dec 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    Nnamdi had 3 major suitors last off season, SF, Hou. and Philly. He took less money to go to Philly and get a ring.

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    Actually, he was heading to Dallas, until, at the last minute, a couple of million dollars persuaded him to go to Philly.

  20. rollore says: Dec 20, 2012 2:32 PM

    I’d move him to FS, where he complained he never got help from.

  21. bluebongzilla says: Dec 20, 2012 7:42 PM

    There’s no place Romo would rather have Asomugha, either.

  22. bluebongzilla says: Dec 20, 2012 7:52 PM

    Too bad that Andy Reid is the Buddy Ryan of offense. For real, who makes an offensive coach the defensive coordinator? That was the best choice you had at the time, Andy? Nobody, not one assistant in-house, in the rest of the NFL or college was considered a better alternative? It’s like defense has all of a sudden become an afterthought in Philly.

  23. seabreezes51 says: Dec 21, 2012 5:59 AM

    Compared to Nnamdi, Samuel was a tackling machine

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