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March 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the day the NFL's free-agent market opened, the Eagles released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the most heralded free-agent signings in franchise history. Asomugha, who played two seasons in Philadelphia, was scheduled to receive a base salary of $15 million this season, with $4 million guaranteed. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman met with Ben Dogra, Asomugha's agent, at the scouting combine last month. The sides could not agree on a restructured deal. Roseman said Tuesday that the Eagles had thought over this decision for the last two weeks.
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March 11, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The peril of a high-profile free-agent signing is evidenced by an examination of Nnamdi Asomugha's two seasons in Philadelphia. During that time, Asomugha's reputation sank from perhaps the finest cornerback in the NFL and the marquee free agent on the market to a player who might be unceremoniously released any day. Asomugha is still on the Eagles' roster. But unless the two sides can renegotiate the big deal he signed in 2011, the Eagles will be scouring the free-agent pool to find his replacement.
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March 11, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Free agency begins this week, but the top player the Eagles should target won't technically be on the open market when the clock strikes 4 p.m. Tuesday. But he will be available, and he will make more of a difference than any of the hundreds of free agents looking for jobs in two days. Darrelle Revis is on the trading block, and the Eagles should do whatever is takes to acquire the New York Jets cornerback. They have the draft picks; the salary-cap space; and, most important, a glaring hole in the secondary that makes dealing for the all-pro a no-brainer.
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March 8, 2013
This is a post by Les Bowen on the Daily News' Eagletarian blog. CONSIDERING THE central role Andy Reid played in the Eagles' slide to a rebuilding team coming off a 4-12 season, it's only fair that Andy should offer them a helping hand, all the way from Kansas City. Reid's Chiefs on Wednesday released right tackle Eric Winston, a big free-agent signing a year ago from Houston who didn't get off to a great start in his new home. (Geez, that story line seems familiar, can't imagine where I might have heard it before.)
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March 8, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR YEARS, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder was the poster boy for free-agency stupidity, spending millions on big-name veterans in March and regularly finishing 5-11 or 6-10 in December. Then, two summers ago, the Eagles blew Snyder right out of the water by going on the mother of all free-agency shopping sprees. "Somebody wrote the words, 'The Eagles are all in,' and that's how we look at it," the team's former president, Joe Banner, boasted after the Eagles corralled the likes of Nnamdi Asomugha, Jason Babin, Cullen Jenkins, Ronnie Brown and Vince Young.
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March 8, 2013
This is a post by Les Bowen on the Daily News' Eagletarian blog.   WEDNESDAY WAS more about what isn't happening with the Eagles. First we had a tweet from Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe alluding to an "interview" in Philly Wednesday. Given that Ellerbe will become a free agent next week if the Ravens don't strike a deal, and that he is an absolute beast of a 3-4 linebacker, this had the potential to blow up big. Didn't make much sense, though, since interviewing a player who hasn't been released, nearly a week before the March 12 start of free agency, would be big-time tampering that surely would call down the wrath of King Roger of Goodell.
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March 3, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - A tuxedo-clad Chip Kelly attended the Maxwell Awards dinner on Friday night, one month before the new Eagles coach can finally begin to work with his players. Until then, it's more film study, administration, and preparation for the draft and free agency. Kelly said he does not have an overriding philosophy on free agency, but he said it's not a panacea for a team's problems. "If you can find someone who can improve your team and get better, but I don't think there's, 'We have to get X amount of players this year,' or, 'Don't get X amount of players,' " Kelly said.
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February 28, 2013
No doubt scouts are still talking about an impressive group of defensive backs who took the field Tuesday as the NFL scouting combine ended in Indianapolis. According to NFL.com, evaluators saw standout performances that enhanced the value of several top prospects at the cornerback position. Dee Milliner of Alabama, the top-rated corner, answered questions about his speed and quickness with a remarkable 4.37-second effort in the 40-yard dash. Tyrann Mathieu of LSU also impressed with a time of 4.5 in the 40.   "Me time" for Nnamdi Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha ate lunch in his car during practices instead of eating with his teammates last season, WIP-AM (610)
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February 28, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DEE MILLINER brought the goods, just as he'd predicted he would when he met with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said Sunday the big question about Milliner, the Alabama cornerback considered best at his position in the draft, was his "long speed. " Milliner tore up the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium Tuesday in Indianapolis with an unofficial 4.31 40, officially logged at 4.37, buttressing his assertion Sunday that anyone who doubted his athleticism should "watch the NFL Combine.
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February 28, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
MIKE PATTERSON. Cullen Jenkins. And there will be more. Roster carnage is the only certainty when an NFL team fires an underperforming coach. Andy Reid goes, Chip Kelly arrives, the vision of the entire Eagles organization changes and the world is again reminded that those 8-year contracts signed by NFL players are really a series of eight, 1-year contracts. And don't forget to write. With that, a word here about cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha: He needs to go - for his sake, and Kelly's sake, and everyone's.
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