Eagles move quickly to shoot down Nnamdi report

AP

Not long after we tweeted a link to the story regarding Howard Eskin’s report that the Eagles will be cutting cornerback Nnamdi Asomuga today, Twitter lit up like an old-school switchboard with reports from local and national folks refuting the news.

Eventually, Eskin himself joined the chorus, calling it a “bad tweet.”

Still, Eskin says the Eagles eventually will cut Asomugha.  And he’s most likely right.

As we understand it, the decision is coming in a few days.

The fact that the Eagles appear to be poised to wipe Asomugha’s contract off the books before the start of free agency strongly suggests that they already have plans for spending the extra cap money they’ll realize once Asomugha is gone.

44 responses to “Eagles move quickly to shoot down Nnamdi report

  1. This is starting to sound very much like those “He ran a 4.21” reports from the combine…

  2. Too late. Any remote chance of trading him and getting some kind of return on the investment is now entirely gone.

  3. If the eagles cut nnamdi, they will be like 40 mil or so under the salary floor. Thats nuts.

  4. I never understand why anybody in this town (Philly) pays any attention to the old, turd pile dinosaur that is Eskin. The guy is a total pompous, self-absorbed human being and basically never gets anything right. There’s a reason he was chased off the airwaves and we’re all better off around here for it. Go away Mr. I wear a Man Fur coat.

  5. Asomugha and Revis both stole money from their nre teams…but more power to them…if there are teams dumb enough to give these free agents these kinds of fortunes..more power to the free agents.

    BUT as always…99% of the times these free agents who were great on their old teams for whatever reasons are busts on their new teams…its known as chemistry and not fitting in to a new system.

    Watch Paul Kruger get $10 mil a year and not do squat on his new team. REASON…No double teaming of Suggs and Ngata to give him a free shot to the quarterback.

  6. The Eagles released good people like Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson early so they could have a chance to find work. Nnamdi is another story. They asked him to take a cut in pay (15M per year with 4M guaranteed) and I don’t think they got an answer back from or his agent. Nnamdi is in Africa doing one of his many non football related events. He is a classic case of a guy who got “paid” then stopped working and why teams have to be careful in free agency. You can bet your bottom dolor Nnamdi will be cut before the free agency period begins.

  7. Does anybody remember how the Eagles were going to dominate the NFC East for years to come. A sleeper team that swooped. In and got Nnamdi and signed Jason Babin, Steve Smith, and Vince Young……

    Paper champs just like the Redskins when they signed Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith.

    Dream Team = Joke

  8. sounds like the CB will be receiving checks from 2 teams this year. The $4 million guaranteed by Philly plus where ever else he decides to go. All i know is he better go someplace where they play Man defense and not alot of Zone. I think his time in Philly shows that he has one skill set and it is getting inside the jersey of a WR and running with them, not thinking and facing the QB

  9. ESPN needs to hire Eskin ASAP……he’d fit in perfectly with their interpretation of “journalistic integrity.”

  10. Not sure why the Eagles even bother to shoot down the story. They can’t trade him because of the big contract and his crappy production. They should be more worried about finding his replacement.

  11. Why is everyone shocked? just a matter of time, his play is nowhere near the contract he is getting!

  12. Might sound crazy but the Eagles would be better off trading Nnamdi than releasing him because that’s the only way they won’t be on the hook for $4 million. Even give up a 6th round pick and Nnamdi for a 7th round pick, it might be worth it.

  13. If I’m Baalke I’d be more inclined to sign Asomuga before Revis… (Revis shouldn’t even be in same sentence as 49ers imo! He is a money drainer) Only thing was wrong there were the Eagles didn’t know how to coach defense! He would thrive in the Niners secondary!

  14. Does this site just make up stories to stir things up. Seems more important here to be first than actually right. WAY too much backtracking on stories theses last few months.

  15. Agreed, it seems like PFT is doing the easy thing of taking a report, not verifying it, and then putting it out as actual fact. If the NFL journalsim group has told us anything, it tells that rarely a report like this is accurate.

    They should also know better with Eskin. I like how Eskin isn’t afraid to disagree with all the reactionary, flip-flopping, cool aid drinking fans we have here, but he can’t put out an accurate report to save his life.

  16. Not sure how the Eagles are going to trade Nnamdi with that contract he isn’t worth. No other team is going to take him for that price, even if all they threw in was a 7th round pick.

    He’s going to get released and a 5-6 mil a year contract somewhere and he will probably be worth that.

  17. Jul 30, 2011: Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and president Joe Banner made a pitch to Asomugha that he simply could not refuse.

    Let’s see if Banner wants to try a second time… in Cleveland. The Browns need help at cornerback.

  18. crubenst says: Mar 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    Might sound crazy but the Eagles would be better off trading Nnamdi than releasing him because that’s the only way they won’t be on the hook for $4 million. Even give up a 6th round pick and Nnamdi for a 7th round pick, it might be worth it.
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    At this point Nnamdi is owed $15 million for this season. No team is going to trade into that contract even if they really like Nnamdi.

  19. Why is this such a big story the guy is old overpaid and lost several steps. The way he played last year he couldn’t have covered me. Of course they are going to cut him. It’s just a shame they owe the bum 4 mil either way.

  20. According to Philadelphia team personnel and ESPNStLouis.com, teams coming to terms that will send Nnamdi Asomuga and 2013 1st Rd pick(4th overall) to the Rams for their two 1st Rd picks( 16th and 22nd overall).

  21. goat2060 says: Mar 6, 2013 12:43 PM

    Does this site just make up stories to stir things up. Seems more important here to be first than actually right. WAY too much backtracking on stories theses last few months.
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    The section of this site is called Latest News and RUMORS.

  22. I’m still trying to figure out how Asomugha went from a Top 5 cornerback to not mentioned at all…

  23. ss376 says: Mar 6, 2013 2:45 PM

    I’m still trying to figure out how Asomugha went from a Top 5 cornerback to not mentioned at all…
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    Very simple. He got paid, and clearly decided that he would start preparing immediately for his post-football career by not risking any type of injury.

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