The release of Asomugha wasn’t much of a surprise, as he has been a rather big disappointment for the Eagles since signing a five-year, $60 million with the team just two years ago.
Now, there will be several teams that will take a look at Asomugha, and he will land somewhere for much less money than in his previous contract.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With the worst pass defense in the NFL, it is quite apparent that the Buccaneers desperately need help in the secondary.
The Bucs gave up 297.4 pass yards per game and seemed simply incapable of stopping quarterbacks from doing whatever they wanted. With Aqib Talib being traded away and Ronde Barber turning 38 in April, this team desperately needs a cornerback.
There have already been reports of the Bucs shopping for a new corner, including reports by ESPN that the team is interested in trading for Darrelle Revis.
Even if the Bucs do land Revis, the team has plenty of cap space and will still need more help in the secondary. Asomugha can come in and make a big impact on this team, as a No. 1 or No. 2 cornerback.
Another team that struggled to defend the pass was the Titans. They gave up 247.8 passing yards per game, putting them at No. 26 in the league against the pass.
As far as their current cornerback situation stands, Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner don’t seem to be cutting it. They struggled containing better receivers and were dominated a lot last season.
Asomugha makes a lot of sense in Tennessee. In a division with Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson, the Titans need someone who can keep these guys contained. It’s a tough task for any cornerback, but Asomugha has proven he can do it in previous seasons.
The Lions have a big weakness, and that’s their secondary. The NFC North is a dangerous passing division with Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers passing deep down the field. The Lions need to find someone to help boost their secondary and keep the team from getting burned.
Chris Houston and Jacob Lacey did all right at the position but were unable to make a very big impact. They failed to combine for over 100 tackles and just didn’t seem to be intimidating presences on the field.
If the Lions want to spend some money on a guy who can be a big presence of defense, Asomugha is that guy. He may have slowed down the past two seasons, but the veteran corner can come in and stop guys like Brandon Marshall in the division.