Going forward, anytime a journalist covering free agency mentions a "mystery team," just assume that team resides in southeast Pennsylvania.
After the Philadephia Phillies saved Cliff Lee from the Jaws of eternal heat in Dallas and eternal scrutiny in New York last winter, the Eagles today pried prized free-agent Nnamdi Asomugha away from what seemed a certain future in either Dallas, Houston or New Jersey when they signed the cornerback to a five-year, $60 million deal.
Asomugha, who has spent his entire eight-year career in Oakland, has 271 tackles and 11 interceptions in 122 games. He is considered one of the best defensive cornerbacks in the game, and would have made quite the compliment to Darrelle Revis in New York.
But now, he's not going there, leaving the Jets behind as just another really annoying team playing in a state that belies their name with an obnoxious color scheme, a repulsive fan base and a quarterback who wishes he was Tom Brady.