After agreeing to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers this week, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is heading home—both in geographical location and defensive philosophy.
“Ultimately, the Niners felt at the end of the day like the right place to be,” Nnamdi Asomugha said.
Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.
Nnamdi Asomugha apparently can’t choose between the NFL’s third-best defense and its worst. The 31-year-old Philadelphia Eagles castoff is “still torn between (the) 49ers and Saints,” NFL Network reported.
Nnamdi Asomugha and New Orleans Saints officials “hit it off” during the cornerback’s free-agent visit to New Orleans over the weekend, general manager Mickey Loomis told the Times-Picayune newspaper.
The 49ers are talking to Charles Woodson and Nnamdi Asomugha, both free agent defensive backs. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew there could be room for both on the team.
Stanford Routt had quite the target on his back last season as opposing quarterbacks repeatedly threw in his direction in order to avoid All Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the other side of the field.
The Oakland Raiders’ Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler made the 2010 NFL All-Pro first-team, and the San Francisco 49ers are represented by Patrick Willis.
The final year Nnamdi Asomugha’s record contract with the Oakland Raiders is no longer in force because the cornerback didn’t reach certain incentives.
Four defensive standouts and one of the leagues all-time great punters will represent the Bay Area at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on January 30th.