The Eagles finally released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha yesterday. Asomugha was a colossal failure in Philadelphia. He came to the Eagles after spending eight years with the Oakland Raiders. He signed a five-year, $60 million deal in July 2011. He record three interceptions with 40 tackles in his first season in Philadelphia. Many believed that Asomugha underperformed in 2011 and would regain form in 2012 playing in press coverage. That was not to be as 2012 was a complete disaster for almost every Eagle. Asomugha had one interception and looked like he had lost all foot speed. At 31 years old, Asomugha appears to be on the down side of his career. More here.
The Heat have been on fire of late. Sporting a 47-14 record entering last night, the Heat had an 18 game winning streak on the line as they took on the Atlanta Hawks. It was over by halftime for the Hawks as the Heat would cruise to 98-81 victory. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade only played 30 minutes a piece. James had 15 points while Wade led all scorers with 23 points en route to their 19th consecutive win. They are tied for the fourth longest winning streak in NBA history. More here.
Miami really had itself a day yesterday. In addition to the Heat extending their win streak, the Dolphins really got into the free agent action on the first day of free agency yesterday. They addressed their biggest need by signing former Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace to a five-year, $60 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. They also bolstered their linebacker corps by adding former Raiders linebacker Philip Wheeler and former Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. More here.