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Surprises are very uncommon in the times of text messaging and twitter. This technology helps us know almost everything before it happens but the battle for elite cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha surprised us all and changed all of that, at least for a little bit. The former Oakland Raider was predicted and expected to head to New York and play opposite of Pro Bowl corner Darrelle Revis but in a matter of minutes the news went from going to the Jets to going to the Cowboys and then surprisingly agreeing to terms with the Eagles, who really were never mentioned in the bidding war. With all of that drama over now, how do the Eagles now move on with three elite cornerbacks on their roster?
The Eagles picked up young cornerback Douglas Rodgers-Cromartie earlier in the week from their recent trade of Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals. The Eagles also have veteran and Pro Bowl corner Asante Samuel on the roster. My guess is that the Eagles will trade away Samuel, 30, to get maybe another receiver or linebacker and to get rid of the 6 million due on his contract.
Many say that with the Rodgers-Cromartie move and the Asomugha pick up the Eagles could be favorites to win the Super Bowl for the upcoming season. I say this is way to bold of a statement after making just a few offseason moves, even if they are some of the biggest. Yes Michael Vick played amazing last season, but will he do that again? Yes they have a great secondary, but what about their young and inexperienced linebacking unit? I think they have some question marks going into the season that they need to figure out before they can surpass the Packers and Patriots as preseason favorites.