(NEW YORK) — Nnamdi Asmoghua’s time in Philadelphia has come to an end.
The Philadelphia Eagles cut the the former Pro Bowl cornerback Tuesday, after what many considered a disappointing two seasons in the City of Brotherly Love.
“Coach (Chip) Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. “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 (Scouting) 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.”
Asmoghua signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Eagles in 2011. During his two seasons with the team, the Eagles went 12-20.
Asmoghua would have made $15 million this season. He will still cost the Eagles $4 million against their salary cap in 2013.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN