So Nnamdi Asomugha is a Philadelphia Eagle. Still getting used to that one.
The move will be huge news in Philadelphia, especially to the Eagles’ former top-paid cornerback. We fully expect trade chatter to start surrounding Asante Samuel based on the following tweet from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“The #Eagles plan is to carry all three CBs for the season unless they get a good trade offer,” McLane writes.
Translation: We would really love to hear your good trade offer. Please send them to us.
Greg Cosell of NFL Films in the Philly area points out that Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both play bump and run coverage. Samuel does not and may not fit what they want to do in 2011.
Samuel is due $5.9 million in 2011, which is a reasonable enough salary. He’s currently not in training camp because of an “excused absence.” It wouldn’t shock us if Samuel stays in Philly because he’s still very good and could be tough to deal at this late date.
We would officially like to thank the Eagles for keeping this week so damn interesting.