The next move is whether or not to keep Nnamdi Asomugha in the fold for next year. The team met with representatives of Asomugha last week and reportedly asked the cornerback to restructure his contract or the team would release him. Asomugha has caught the ire of Eagles fans for his bad play over the past two seasons despite his hefty contract.
Well the news coming out today is bound to make matters worse for Asomugha’s public perception. CBS Philly’s Hollis Thomas via Spike Eskin is reporting that the Eagles free agent prize in 2011 used to eat lunch in his car, separate from his teammates.
“Instead of eating with his teammates, Asomugha used to eat lunch, by himself, in his car at the Novacare complex to get some “me time” during the 2012 season sources told Thomas.”
With all of the rumors swirling that the Eagles locker room was divided the past two seasons in addition to the lackadaisical play, it isn’t a surprise that something like this has come out. Even if he takes the pay cut, Asomugha is going to get a ton of criticism given these recent reports. Instead of forcing it to work, it might be best for the Eagles to say that the 2011 free agent class was a bust and move on. Not all deals work out and these moves have failed on an epic scale.
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