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Philadelphia Eagles free agency updates: 5 players sign on busy day

Recapping a busy first day of free agency for the Philadelphia Eagles

Jared Wickerham

The Eagles wrapped up day one of free agency with a flurry of activity that saw them announce 5 signings. None were the big names in free agency this year, but all figure to fill roles on the 2013 squad with a few likely to challenge for starting jobs.

Here's a roundup of all the Eagles news and rumors from day one of free agency.

Goodbye Nnamdi, it hasn't been nice

We start our recap of day one not with a signing but a release. The Eagles first order of business today was cutting Nnamdi Asomugha. He will count $4 million against this year's cap, but the move did create another $10 million in space. It was only 2 years ago that Nnamdi signed a 5 year $60 million deal soon after the start of free agency.

Always the classy guy, Nnamdi released the following statement.

"I'm very grateful for my time in Philadelphia and I want to thank the Eagles organization for the opportunity to play here," said Asomugha. "It was an honor to play in such a great football city with such a passionate fan base, and I wish my former teammates and coaches the best next season."

Five new faces for 2013

Let's quickly run through the 5 new guys and give some links to where you can learn more about them

James Casey (@jamescasey86) - Played both fullback and tight end for the Texans, will likely fill an h-back role in Chip Kelly's offense. Signed a 3-year, $14 million deal. FULL STORY

Bradley Fletcher (@bfletch32) - Young corner from the Rams has flashed talent, but has had trouble with penalties. Check out our free agent profile on him. Signed a 2-year, $5.25 million deal. FULL STORY

Isaac Sopoaga - Big, 330 pound nose tackle from the 49ers. Will fill a hole in the middle as the Eagles transition to a 3-4. Signed a 3-year, $12 million deal. FULL STORY

Patrick Chung (@patrickchung25) -Young and talented safety from the Patriots who has struggled with injuries. Signed a 3 year deal. FULL STORY

Jason Phillps - LB with 3-4 experience. Good special teamer. Signed a 2-year deal. FULL STORY

The Eagles also still have a visit set up tomorrow with 49ers DL Ricky Jean-Francois.

The King is gone

In ex Eagles news, King Dunlap has signed a 2 year deal with the San Diego Chargers. For some reason this has a lot of Chargers fans genuinely excited.

It's just a very odd world when King Dunlap is signing a deal in the moments after free agency kicks off.

Another soon to be ex Eagle, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, reportedly has a visit set up with the Denver Broncos.

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