Eagles will reportedly cut Nnamdi Asomugha's pay or release him

Jeff Gross

We noted yesterday that the Eagles public statements on Nnamdi Asomugha pretty clearly indicated their level of dissatisfaction with the former All Pro corner.

"I think that Nnamdi has a skill set... That can play football," was Chip Kelly's now infamous quote.

Our conclusion was that there was zero chance he would return at his current $15m cap number, if at all. According to various reports, that decision will come sooner rather than later.

The Eagles are meeting with Nnamdi's agent today in Indianapolis to either negotiate a pay cut or a outright release. According to CSNPhilly, Asomugha has previously indicated that he would be willing to do a new deal to stick around.

In December, Asomugha indicated he'd be willing to accept a pay cut and said he was hoping to remain in Philly.

"I think [it's] really important," he said. "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I definitely want to be back here."

It is possible that in a brand new defensive system with new coaches that Asomugha could return to a level at least somewhat near his Pro Bowl performances in Oakland. Even if he was simply an above average corner, he probably would be worth having back at a reasonable price.

That said, seeing his decline over the past couple years... Expecting him to return to that level may be a stretch.

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