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The Philadelphia Eagles are in a heap of trouble right now, and as expected, heads will roll and changes will be made. There will probably be a change at head coach, quarterback and numerous other positions. One player who can also be added to that list is cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Asomugha has struggled with the Eagles after signing a lucrative free agent deal two years ago. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Asomugha will have to take a steep paycut in the off-season, or he’ll likely be the one cut.
“The 31-year-old cornerback is due to earn a whopping $15 million in base salary next season, with $4 million guaranteed. The Eagles aren’t likely to cut Asomugha and eat the $4 million, but they’re not going to pay him his full salary considering the slip in his production. More than likely, the sides will meet somewhere in the middle,” McLane writes.
Asomugha has been at the root of the Eagles defensive struggles, and sums up the Eagles in a nutshell. Huge contract, name recognition, but eroded skills and a lack of desire. It appears he basically lost the will and heart the minute he signed that huge deal.
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