Eagles Notebook: Asomugha released as free agency begins

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The Eagles released free agent bust Nnamdi Asomugha (left) Tuesday afternoon. Who starts at cornerback now is anyone’s guess?

The Nnamdi Asomugha experiment (nightmare?) is finally over.

The overpriced cornerback was released by the Eagles Tuesday, just a few minutes before the official start of free agency at 4 p.m. Asomugha leaves after an unimpressive 32 games in the Eagles’ secondary.

“Coach Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class,” said GM 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.”


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