Philadelphia Eagles: Nnamdi Asomugha Coming to Philly

Adrian FedkiwAnalyst IIIJuly 29, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders stands on the sidelines during the closing minutes of their loss to the Miami Dolphins at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 28, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Andy Reid stated that the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to make a statement in free agency.

Well, they just landed arguably the best cover cornerback in the league—Nnamdi Asomugha. Teams just don't throw to his side of the field.

Asomugha signed a five-year $60-million contract to jet from New York to the city of brotherly love.

This is a move I advocated in a column from few days ago, so I think the Eagles made the right move here.

He is the perfect complement to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Asante Samuel, who both like to take chances on the football.

Andy Reid and Ruben Amaro must be really close friends. They both like to keep things secretive—remember the surprise in Philadelphia when the Phillies signed Cliff Lee?

Philadelphia just got the same feeling with the signing of Asomugha.

Now that the Eagles landed Asomugha, they certainly have the best trio of cornerbacks in the NFL, but they still have more to address.

The linebacking core is a joke, Moise Fokou, Casey Matthews and Jamar Chaney are currently the Eagles starting linebackers. That needs to be tuned up. Could the Eagles possibly pursue Stephen Tulloch?

Can Marlin Jackson stay healthy for a full season to go along with Nate Allen at safety? I doubt it, but there's the second-round pick from Temple, Jaiquawn Jarrett, and Kurt Coleman.

The offensive line still needs to be improved, Danny Watkins still hasn't signed.

Eagles fans question the defensive tackle position, but Jim Washburn is the best defensive line coach in the league.

Nonetheless, this was a huge statement by the Eagles, and just like the Cliff Lee signing, a bit unexpected.

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