In a surprising twist, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has now confirmed via Twitter that the most talented free agent on the board, Nnamdi Asomugha, has landed with a team that no one saw coming — at least not as of the last few hours. Instead of the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Jets getting into a bidding war with the salesmanship of Jerry Jones versus Rex Ryan, the Eagles came out of nowhere to land the impact corner that could change the entire NFC East race .
Facing quarterbacks like Eli Manning and Tony Romo in the division made upgrading the secondary a priority for the Eagles, but the ability to land a top-flight corner was another subject entirely. To place Asomugha alongside Asante Samuel and new addition Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is an amazing feat and gives the Eagles a secondary that instantly becomes the best in the league. Don't forget about safety Nate Allen who returns from a promising rookie season that ended due to injury.
It’s a major statement for Andy Reid and company, and this is perhaps why guys like Stewart Bradley were let go to create the room available for Nnamdi. Fans of Eagles should be happy but for the millions who can’t stand the two divisive franchises left standing in the cold, this also comes as good news. And as for the Raiders, Nnamdi’s former club, they’re left wondering what to do with their secondary as Michael Huff is also unsigned.
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