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Eagles deny report they will release Nnamdi Asomugha today [UPDATED]

[Update: 11:07 a.m. EST] FOX 29's Howard Eskin, who originally reported the story, has now retracted his report in a tweet.

[Update: 10:54 a.m. EST]: The Eagles are denying the report that they will release cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha today, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

Multiple other local and national reporters have also tweeted that Asomugha will not be released today.

Earlier:

The Philadelphia Eagles will release cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha today, reports Howard Eskin of Philadelphia's FOX 29.

There had been reports in recent weeks that Asomugha would be released unless he restructured his contract.

Asomugha was the top free agent on the market when Philadelphia signed him to a five-year, $60 million contract in 2011. He was coming off three straight Pro Bowls with the Raiders and was considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

But he never lived up to his contract with Philadelphia. The team also struggled -- going 8-8 and 4-12 the past two seasons -- and coach Andy Reid was fired.

In late February, a report leaked that Asomugha ate lunch in his car rather than with his teammates last season. New Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly called Asomugha an "outstanding" person last week, but the cornerback is still apparently on his way out.
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