Report: Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha Tested for Concussion
The website reports:
“Asomugha laid face down on the ground with little to no movement for close to five minutes before he finally rose to one knee. The cornerback then slowly stood, was helped to a cart and driven inside. Asomugha's shirt was bloodied and he held his head as he drove off.
Allen was down for a brief period, but he got up much quicker than Asomugha and returned to practice.”
If Philadelphia were to lose their best press-man cornerback for an extended period of time, it will be difficult for the Eagles to remain aggressive on defense. Their scheme is centered around generating pressure with the defensive line, while locking up receivers on the outside with man-to-man coverage.
As of right now, the only player left on the roster who has proved that he can play in this system is Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Without Nnamdi, there will be a lot shuffling in the secondary.
Longtime veteran Joselio Hanson should replace Asomugha on the outside and in nickel packages while the Eagles bring rookie Brandon Boykin up to NFL speed. Second-year corner Curtis Marsh remains out as well due to injury, so don't be surprised to see Boykin get more first-team reps.
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