When the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha, he supposedly had better coverage skills than the all-knowing Philadelphia sporting press.
But in two years with the Birds, Asomugha blew his cover as an elite corner.
He had trouble covering Billy Penn’s statute. At times he wasn’t even in the same zip code as the receiver. He did more oles than a matador.
Asomugha soon became the symbol of a franchise getting more concussed than a run-stuffer playing without a helmet.
Consequently, the Eagles hardly shook up the world today when they released Nnamdi.
Granted, the Eagles and Asomugha had spent recent days trying to restructure his deal, but nobody really expected that to happen unless he opted to play for $1.25 a game plus a bag of soft pretzels.
Nnamdi was scheduled to make $15 million this year. The Birds will have to pay him $4 million of that money, which will count against their salary cap.
But the $11 million in savings puts them about $44 million under the cap and gives them the flexibility to plunder the booty in free agency if they so choose.