Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Report: Eagles not high on Asomugha
By Bill Williamson
CBS Sportsline reports that the Philadelphia Eagles might not be big players for Oakland free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The report cites Asomugha’s expected enormous price tag and that fact that he is not a perfect fit for the Eagles’ scheme.
The Eagles have been reported, along with NFC East rivals Dallas and Washington, as likely pursuers of Asomugha. If the Eagles aren’t overly interested in getting into the Asomugha sweepstakes, I don’t necessarily think it affects Oakland’s chances of keeping Asomugha. If Asomugha and the Raiders want each other, they’ll figure it out regardless of interest from other teams.
And don’t think this report will start a trend of other teams deciding not to actively pursue Asomugha. There will be plenty of teams willing to accommodate him.
Meanwhile, ESPN.com’s Jeffri Chadida connects receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Oakland coach Hue Jackson. The two worked together in the past and Oakland was connected to the receiver last summer. However, the Raiders have depth at the position, and Houshmandzadeh’s skills have been declining.