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Asomugha lands on cover of SI

The Eagles' signing of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been the biggest story in the NFL since free agency started last week.

Asomugha lands on cover of SI

The Eagles' signing of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been the biggest story in the NFL since free agency started last week.

He is on the cover of the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated, with the headline: PHILLY LANDS THE BIGGEST PRIZE. Great shot on the Lehigh practice fields with the sky in the background.

Meanwhile, SI.com's Peter King led off his Monday Morning Quarterback Column with the Eagles and Asomugha:

Then, at precisely 12:38 a.m. Friday, Dogra pressed the button on a text message to Roseman that said: "Are u sure ..... be bold. Best deal in history.''

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At almost the split second that Dogra sent the message, one time-stamped 12:38 a.m. popped into his phone from Roseman, sent obviously before Roseman had read Dogra's text. "Thanks for taking the time today. I appreciate the process. We need more of ur guys here.''

Dogra thought it was eerie that their texts passed in the ether. And he wanted Roseman to not think it was over, because he knew how much Asomugha wanted to play in Philadelphia. It was true Asomugha liked the Jets too, but he thought the Eagles gave him the best chance to win a Super Bowl in the next three or four years.

Yesterday, Juan Castillo talked about using Asomugha in a Charles Woodson-type role. I'm currently taking a look to examine whether that makes sense so check back later for that piece.

No practice today at Lehigh, but the Eagles will be back at it Wednesday morning.


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