The Dream Team is dead. Long live the Dream Team.
Less than 20 months after emerging as the unexpected winner of the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes, the Eagles will release the veteran cornerback, according to Howard Eskin of WIP94 in Philly and FOX29.
Asomugha was due to make a base salary of $15 million in 2013. But the Eagles owe him $4 million guaranteed, without offset.
This means that Nnamdi will get $4 million from the Eagles, in addition to anything he earns elsewhere.
At the time Asomugha picked the Eagles, the Jets and Cowboys were chasing him. If the Jets jump back in now, it would be the clearest sign yet that they intend to trade Darrelle Revis.
UPDATE 10:48 a.m. ET: And, of course, there are now multiple reports that Asomugha won’t be released today.
UPDATE 11:17 a.m. ET: And Eskin has now joined the ranks of those reporting that it won’t happen today.