Asomugha is probably the biggest underachiever of all of the Philadelphia Eagles. Furthermore, he is arguably the most disappointing free-agent signing in the history of Philadelphia sports along with names like Chris Gratton and Adam Eaton.
Prior to the 2011 season, the Eagles gave Asomugha a rather big contract when they signed him that they can get out of for a $4M cap hit.
What to do with Nnamdi? He’s certainly lost a step, and that might be an understatement. If the Birds cut him, he won’t get a contract worth nearly what he has now.
However, if they keep him, they are risking a lot. The Birds are also not really in a position to lose a cornerback. Moreover, no team is going to take that contract for anything if the Eagles try to trade him.
Nnamdi and his representation know that, and they’ll probably end up renegotiating his contract. Although he shouldn’t be on the team, the right move is to renegotiate.
Verdict: Keep, but rework his contract
Boykin came out swinging this year with a few spectacular efforts, most notably against the Baltimore Ravens. But as the year went on, Boykin started to get exposed.
Although he’s not the next Champ Bailey, Boykin wasn’t all that bad. Unless you’re injured, once you flash a skill you own it. Given that, Boykin can break up plays and disrupt an offense.
Former Tennessee Titan special teamer Chris Hawkins is on an NFL roster by way of confusion and uncertainty on behalf of the Eagles’ management.
Hughes should be on this team because he’s a special team standout, and the team is too thin at cornerback, that letting go of him doesn’t make a lot of sense.
What is it about Trevard Lindley that makes me feel like he never got a fair shot? He was a four-year starter at Kentucky, where he recorded 158 tackles and 10 interceptions. If the team lets go of Nnamdi Asomugha or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, hanging on to Lindley is a solid option.
Verdict: Keep on the condition one of the starting CBs departs.
Marsh is a converted running back who hasn’t been the worst backup on the team. He doesn’t exactly “get it done” on the field, but it’s not the worst thing when he’s out there.
DRC is a former Pro Bowler. He also got beat—a lot.
Looking back on what was expected of him before the start of the 2012 season leaves an unsettled feeling stirring in your stomach.
He’s up for an extension, and he really hasn’t earned it. He’ll want more money than he’s worth, and he’s proven himself to be a bit of a quitter.
DRC is one of the most gifted athletes on the team, but he didn’t apply himself the way he could have. He is better than what we saw, but risking keeping a player around who gives up when he doesn't think he has anything to play for isn’t worth it.
The Eagles need to draft another cornerback and have him start right away.
Verdict: Let him walk, begrudgingly
He is listed as a CB on the Eagles website, but Whitley has also been a safety. To be completely honest, who cares what happens to him?
Verdict: Keep, probably