Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Asomugha: No regrets about signing with Eagles

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha says he has no regrets about signing with the Eagles, but told the New York media that he was "really close" to signing with the Jets in the offseason.

Asomugha: No regrets about signing with Eagles

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Nnamdi Asomugha told reporters Wednesday that he has no regrets about signing with the Eagles. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Nnamdi Asomugha told reporters Wednesday that he has no regrets about signing with the Eagles. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha says he has no regrets about signing with the Eagles, but told the New York media that he was "really close" to signing with the Jets in the offseason.

“I have never, have not and will not regret it,” Asomugha said on a conference call with Jets reporters. “Our story still isn’t over yet, so there is always something to learn and we’re still fighting.”

The Jets offered him a 4-year, $40 million deal, according to reports. The Eagles signed him for 5 years and $60 million, coming in with what he termed an offer in the "11th hour."

“I was really close and the Eagles came in in that 11th hour,” Asomugha said, “and all along I’d always admired the Eagles and they were the team that, if they were involved, that was where I wanted to be.”

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Asomugha has not had as good a season as he and the Eagles expected, but that could be said about a lot of players as the Eagles sit at 5-8.

“I think the tough part about that is the fact that the expectations were really high coming into it,” Asomugha said. “Even if my expectations were realistic, the expectations that were out there, I think, I kind of let that get to me, as well -- the expectations [that] everything will be and must be perfect with this team now that they’ve acquired these players and blah, blah, blah. I always have a realistic approach to it, but I kind of let that seep through and then that made the losing of it all a little bit tougher, a little bit more difficult to deal with.”

The Eagles, of course, paired Asomugha with Asante Samuel. With the Jets, it would have been Asomugha and Darelle Revis. 

“Hey, I respect his game,” Asomugha said of Revis. “I always have. It’s a difficult thing in this league to match up, to line up and play one-on-one football. I know that first-hand, so I’ve always respected that about him and about the Jets’ scheme. Even with [Jets corner Antonio] Cromartie, it’s a tough thing to do. I don’t know what it would have been like. It’s what we do best, so I don’t know what it would have been like.”

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