Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency: Eagles Not Interested in Nnamdi Asomugha?

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIJune 7, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 14: Kevin Faulk #33 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball as Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders defends during an NFL game on December 14, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the most linked teams to star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason.

Most expected Asomugha to land somewhere in the NFC East, either to the Eagles or Cowboys.

A recent NFL report, though, states the opposite. According to Clark Judge of CBS, the Eagles are expected to be "indifferent" toward Asomugha. Here is what Judge said:

He's one of the game's elite defenders, so proficient that once he hits the free-agent market a bidding frenzy should erupt. But don't expect the Eagles to join the charge. I don't. And neither do others who are close to the organization.

They tell me there is an indifference toward Asomughha, mostly because he will cost a fortune but partly because he's a press cornerback who plays only the right-cornerback position. I know, I know, the Eagles need another cornerback like L.A. needs Sig-Alerts, and they could especially use one at the right-cornerback spot. But I've heard too many people say the Eagles aren't all that jacked up about Asomugha not to pay attention.

Judge brings up another solid point that the Eagles rarely sign or re-sign any players that hit the the age of 30. Asomguha will be 30 years old come next season.

My take:

While I may not want to believe this report, considering I am an advocate of the Eagles signing Asomugha, it is not surprising that the Eagles would stay away from such a high-priced commodity.

Asomugha is well-worth the big bucks, but with his age, the Eagles may feel he will slowly decline in a couple of seasons.

Do not forget the fact that signing Asomugha would give the Eagles two of the highest paid corners in the league with him and Asante Samuel.

In the market, there will be other stud corners like Jonathan Joseph or Brent Grimes, so if the report is true, look for the Eagles to heavily pursue one of those players.