Gone. He’s gone. Nnamdi Asomugha is gone.
The Eagles announced that they have released the cornerback, who will still get $4 million from the team regardless of whatever other deal he gets.
Howie Roseman issued the following statement about Asomugha, whose signing was pretty much Roseman’s greatest moment in the NFL… so, there’s that:
"Coach Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. "We expected nothing less than that from him. He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career. We spoke to his representatives at the Combine about his future status with the team and wanted to take time to analyze and make a decision. In the end, Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond."
Hilariously, Dave Spadaro already had an article ready to go about the Eagles' need to rebuild at cornerback.