The Philadelphia Eagles defense just got a whole lot scarier. Yesterday, the Eagles landed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in their trade for Kevin Kolb, and now they have gotten multi-Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year deal, as reported earlier today.
The deal lands Asomugha with a five-year, sixty million dollar deal, with twenty five million guaranteed.
Asomugha, considered the top free agent on this year’s market, spent his first eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He produced a career-high eight interceptions in 2006, went to the Pro Bowl for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, and was named a first-team all-pro in 2008 and 2010.
With this move, the Eagles now have three Pro Bowl cornerbacks on their depth chart: Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie and Asante Samuel, who has 42 interceptions in eight years and has made the Pro Bowl four straight years.
This move comes to the sports community as an incredible shock, as most insiders and analysts had him going to the New York Jets. Other teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Houston Texans were also serious contenders for the corner’s talents. This is an incredible move for the Eagles defense, now making them possibly one of the strongest pass defenses in the league. Expect great things from the new, more powerful, Eagles defense.
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