The Denver Broncos will be looking to fill the starting right cornerback spot this off season whether it’s through free agency or through the draft.
Tracy Porter is likely out after missing most of the season due to a seizure disorder. Chris Harris is better on the inside in the nickel, and Tony Carter and Omar Boldin need another year to develop.
All arrows point to the Broncos filling their need in free agency. We’ve talked about guys like Antoine Cason, Cary Williams, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but there’s another high-profile name that we could be adding to add to the list.
According to Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles will meet with Nnamdi Asomugha’s representatives Friday morning to see if Asomugha will restructure his contract. If he refuses, then the Eagles plan to cut the 10-year veteran.
Asomugha would then become an unrestricted free agent.
In 2012, Asomugha had 55 tackles, one interception, and 12 passes defended. If Asomugha becomes a free agent, he won’t be able to get the kind of money that he would have been able to get, say, after the 2006 season when he had 8 interceptions.
Asomugha may even take less money if he comes to a team like Denver, where he has a legitimate shot at winning a Super Bowl next year. Not only that, but he would play opposite fellow Pro Bowler Champ Bailey.
Before Asomugha signed his monster contract with the Eagles in 2011, there was talk about Asomugha going to the New York Jets, where he would have played opposite Darrelle Revis.
Bailey said the only situation he could remember that would be similar — with two so-called shutdown corners playing together — was when he was teammates with Deion Sanders in Washington. -Lindsay Jones (Denver Post)
Asomugha re-joining the AFC West isn’t totally out of the question. First though, let’s see if the Eagles put money where Asomugh’s mouth is.