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.
When two sides meet this am, Eagles will ask CB Nnamdi Asomugha to restructure contract or they will release him. Asomugha guaranteed $4mil.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2013