Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The San Francisco 49ers signed
cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to Ian
Rapoport of NFL.com.
Asomugha just finished up a disappointing two-year tenure with the
The Eagles signed Asomugha, widely considered to be the prize of the 2011
free-agent class, to a lucrative five-year, $60-million pact shortly after the
lockout, but the four-time All-Pro generally failed to meet expectations over
his two seasons and was scheduled to earn $15 million in 2013.
Philadelphia will still owe Asomugha, who had been among the league's elite
corners during his eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders, $4 million for this
Asomugha played in all 32 games with the Eagles over the past two seasons,
recording a total of four interceptions and 17 passes defensed, but was one of
the prime culprits in a shoddy secondary that permitted a league-high 33
touchdowns through the air during Philadelphia's rough 4-12 campaign of 2012.
A first-round draft choice of Oakland in 2003, Asomugha went to three straight
Pro Bowls with the Raiders from 2008-10 prior to joining the Eagles.
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