Harrison: Week 11 Power Rankings
Fluidity abounds in this week's league pecking order with a new team at the top. Elliot Harrison reshuffles the NFL deck. More ...
"The 31-year-old cornerback is due to earn a whopping $15 million in base salary next season, with $4 million guaranteed," McLane writes. "The Eagles aren't likely to cut Asomugha and eat the $4 million, but they're not going to pay him his full salary considering the slip in his production. More than likely, the sides will meet somewhere in the middle."
Interesting take. We'd be a little surprised to see Asomugha willingly pass up another chance at free agency for a pay cut. However, McLane wrote Monday that Asomugha's chances to return to the Eagles are "slim." Either McLane changed his mind in the interim or he received information that suggested Asomugha would be amenable to a pay cut.
All of the speculation above assumes Andy Reid will be gone. We've seen too much over the years, especially in Philadelphia, to assume anything.