Asomugha returns to practice for Eagles

AP

Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha gave the team a scare on Tuesday.  He returned to practice on Thursday after suffering a neck and lip injury during a midair collision with Nate Allen.

Coach Andy Reid told the media before practice that Asomugha was ready to return, two days after the incident, which was determined not to include a concussion.

The Eagles signed Asomugha as a free agent in 2011.  Earlier this year, they traded cornerback Asante Samuel to Atlanta, which puts extra emphasis on the importance of keeping starters Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie healthy.

The news isn’t all good for the Eagles, who broke camp in Lehigh and return to the team’s facility.  Reid said linebacker Casey Matthews has a high ankle sprain.