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Breaking News: Philadelphia Eagles Swoop in and Take Nnamdi Asomugha

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Yueh HoCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2011

The Philadelphia Eagles just pulled off a stunner, attaining the top free agent in Nnamdi Asomugha.

With Asomugha, paired with Pro Bowlers in Asante Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Eagles pass defense went from mediocre to feared.

Asomugha is a shutdown corner who is rarely thrown to when paired up with the opposing top wideout. Samuel and Rodgers-Cromartie are both great coverage men with big-play potential.

Few teams in the NFL have ever had three Pro Bowl cornerbacks on their. With such talent, the Eagles will be a very difficult team to throw on.

And with the acquisition of Jason Babin to pair with Trent Cole, this Eagles defense may have soared to one of the most elite in the league. And with arguably the most explosive offense in the league, the Eagles are well positioned to make a serious run at the Super Bowl.

Of course, this is all speculation. What is great about the NFL is that no matter how teams are stacked up against each other on paper, the team with more heart and drive can always come out on top.

But, there is much reason for optimism in the city of Philadelphia tonight.

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