Yesterday marked the first Sunday since August with no NFL football. Yes, that’s right–this cold, unrelenting winter just got worse. As we try to come to terms with the long, dark offseason, let’s take comfort in the fact that there is still news about the Eagles. Here’s a look at some of the best headlines from the weekend.
We all remember the spending spree that marked the summer of 2011 for the Philadelphia Eagles. They landed the league’s hottest free agent, Nnamdi Asomugha, and all was supposed to be good in green. Well, we know how that turned out. That’s why GM Howie Roseman has said that the organization now knows and values using caution in free agency.
Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles will be ‘cautious’ in free agency’
Scandal! Did former Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha marry “Scandal” star Kerry Washington?
The depths of the disappointment that was CB Nnamdi Asomugha’s career with the Philadelphia Eagles cannot be overstated. When his time with the Birds ended earlier this year, no fan of the midnight green shed a tear.
We have yet to see if Nnamdi will deliver the same underwhelming coverage for the 49ers defense this season, but his personal life is on the uptick with his return to the West Coast. E! reports that the defensive back and “Scandal” star actress Kerry Washington are now married.
Not exactly a Scandal, but this is certainly a surprise!
Kerry Washington married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho, E! News exclusively confirms.” Continue reading ‘Former Eagle Nnamdi Asomugha marries ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington’
The Philadelphia Eagles’ woeful secondary was the biggest concern for the team heading in to free agency. With the release of Nnamdi Asomugha and the signing of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie by the Denver Broncos, the team’s starting corners of the past two seasons disappeared into the sunset in just a matter of days.
It soon became apparent that some of the biggest defensive backs available in free agency, like Darelle Revis and Dashon Goldson, would not be heading to town, and concerns began to increase. How were GM Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly ever going to address the dire needs on the team’s defense? We’re trying to trust you, Chip, what is it that you have up your sleeve?
Tuesday brought five solid signings but with no “wow” factor. But that’s okay—we had enough of that in the shortened offseason of 2011, didn’t we? But then the Eagles went silent on Wednesday while the anticipation grew. Okay guys—what’s the plan here?
Then came Thursday and with it, sighs of relief. Philadelphia added three players—all to defense, and two of those to the secondary, bringing safety Kenny Phillips, cornerback Cary Williams and linebacker Connor Barwin to the City of Brotherly Love. All are players who didn’t break the bank but should add immediate improvements to the team’s defense. Continue reading ‘From despair to hope for Philadelphia Eagles’ defense?’
The symbol of the failed Philadelphia Eagles free agent signing frenzy of 2011 has finally been released by the team after two tremendously disappointing seasons.
A statement released by GM Howie Roseman is a follows:
“Coach Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class. We expected nothing less than that from him. He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career. We spoke to his representatives at the Combine about his future status with the team and wanted to take time to analyze and make a decision. In the end, Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond.”
Along with the firing, Asomugha took with him the $4 million dollars still owed to him by the team per his contract. The Pro Bowl corner will now test how much his disappointing performance with Philadelphia has impacted his value on the free market.
Want more Philly Sports Muse? You can find me on Twitter at @sports_muse and on Facebook.
Nnamdi Asomugha – will he be here in 2013?
It’s about time.
The news from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday morning was music to the ears of Philadelphia Eagles fans:
“@AdamSchefter: When two sides meet this am, Eagles will ask CB Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure contract or they will release him. Asomugha guaranteed $4mil.” Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Will Nnamdi Asomugha stay or will he go?’