If the Eagles do the expected and cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha, they’ll likely be looking to replace both of their starting cornerbacks.
That’s because cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will become a free agent this afternoon and the Eagles are not expected to make much of an effort to re-sign him. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rodgers-Cromartie, acquired in the trade involving quarterback Kevin Kolb before the 2011 season, will be allowed to sign elsewhere as the Eagles look elsewhere for help at defensive back.
Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t the only free agent that the Eagles have decided to move on from this year. Guard Jake Scott, linebacker Akeem Jordan, defensive end Darryl Tapp, defensive tackle Derek Landri, and tackle King Dunlap are also expected to move on from the Eagles once free agency gets rolling.
That would leave safety Colt Anderson and long snapper Jon Dorenbos as the only prospective free agents who wound up earning new deals from the Eagles. Anderson signed a one-year deal with the team on Monday, blocking him from becoming a restricted free agent and possibly putting him in the mix for a starting job next season.
“They gave me a shot last year; I see no reason why they wouldn’t this year,” Anderson said.
Dorenbos signed a four-year deal to stay with the Eagles. He’s been with the team since 2006.