James Bradberry & six other Eagles to wear the number 24 jersey

  • It's hard to tell the Eagles story without bringing up the guys that played here.
  • Many of the franchise's colorful characters have rocked the number 24 jersey.
  • Here's a tip of the cap to James Bradberry and a few others.
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Nnamdi Asomugha, Defensive Back

Free agency has given to the Eagles and taken away from them. In Nnamdi Asomugha, the Birds thought they had won big. Instead, he turned out to be one of the worst acquisitions in franchise history when you weigh what he was paid, what was expected, and, yes, what the Philadelphia Eagles got in return for his services.

Asomugha was the highlight (or lowlight) of the 'Dream Team' signings during the 2011 NFL offseason. The excitement of signing a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro shutdown cornerback faded quickly as disappointment soon took over. The hope was Nnamdi would help upgrade Philly's secondary. Instead, fans and the franchise learned very quickly that there wasn't much that was left.

Asomugha made a name for himself as a member of the Oakland Raiders, but if you ask most Birds fans, he still owes the Eagles a refund on some of the five-year, $60 million contract that Philly gave him as his production didn't match his pay grade.

In two seasons with the Eagles, Nnamdi notched four interceptions, 17 pass deflections, and 95 tackles in 32 games. Philadelphia released him after the 2012 season after they were unable to agree on the terms of a restructured deal. He went on to play one more year in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers before calling it quits and going into filmmaking