December 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) gets ready to defend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Trying To Restructure Nnamdi Asomugha's Deal


The Philadelphia Eagles made a big splash when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha to a contract out of free agency. It was a 5 year $60 million dollar deal that brought Asomugha cross country to Philly.

Now the Eagles are trying to shed salary to get under the cap. As structured right now, Asomugha would count for $15 million dollars against the cap. A number usually reserved for quarterbacks and franchise players. Of that $15 million $4 of it is guranteed whether he plays for the Eagles or not.

That makes cutting or releasing Asomugha unlikely. However if he refuses to restructure his deal the Eagles might not have any other option. Though for Nnamdi Asomugha restructuring seems like the safer and better bet. If he hit unrestricted free agency again their wouldn’t be such a lucrative contract in his future this time around.

 

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