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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....
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Nnamdi Asomugha is exploring the market now that he is a free agent. The San Francisco 49ers are said to be one of the teams on his list.
The Eagles remain busy in free agency, signing free agent outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a reported 6-year, $36 million deal on Thursday.
Barwin had a breakout season in 2011, where the former University of Cincinnati start recorded 11 sacks for the AFC South Texans. His 2012 numbers decreased across the board, where without DeMeco Ryans, Mario Williams, or Brian Cushing in...
After being linked to Darrelle Revis since their Super Bowl loss the San Francisco 49ers appear ready to add a big name corner to their team. That player could be Nna
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The Philadelphia Eagles are quietly going about their business as they assemble a tough physical group, opposite of the soft franchise they’ve had the past few season.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Eagles have agreed to deals with safety Kenny Phillips and former Ravens cornerback Cary Williams.
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Williams’ deal is worth...
Nnamdi Asmomugha had his greatest success as a football player on the west coast, in the Bay Area, and reports suggest that a return may not be far off.
CSNBayArea is reporting that the 49ers and Asomugha have mutual interest in a deal getting done.
There is mutual interest between the 49ers and free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, league sources indicated Wednesday to CSNBayArea...
Revamping a secondary that posted one of the worst statistical seasons in recent history clearly is a top priority for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team signed cornerback Cary Williams and safety Kenny Phillips on Thursday, giving them four new faces in the defensive backfield in a three-day span. The Eagles signed safety Patrick Chung and cornerback Bradley Fletcher on the first...
Eagles fan reaction was exciting to witness as Chip and Howie got busy on Thursday, finalizing deals to land some top-notch help on defense.
For the first time since last September, I smelled what the Eagles are cooking...
The Eagles defensive overhaul now includes Connor Barwin, the outside linebacker from the Houston Texans. Also signed were cornerback Cary Williams (former...
As of last night the Broncos were stil in play for Nnamdi Asomugha. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Lost in the news (and possibly lost because of the news) of the Denver Broncos signing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was the fact that there is another Philadelphia Eagles corner still in play here. The sweepstakes for former Eagles (and Dream Teamer) cornerback Nnamdi...
NewsTags: Connor BarwinPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles have continued their active Thursday afternoon in free agency. After deals for Kenny Phillips and Cary Williams, the Eagles have now signed former Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin.
The deal is reportedly for 6 years and $36 million with a maximum of $40 million with incentives.
Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is scheduled to visit with
the New Orleans Saints today, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha is scheduled to visit the Saints tomorrow, according to a source.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 17, 2013
Asomugha was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles
after spending two disappointing seasons...