The 49ers have lured cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha back to the Bay Area for a visit. But don’t rule out the team that employs one of the men who coached Nnamdi when he played in Oakland.
Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is believed to be making a big push to get Nnamdi to New Orleans, per a source with knowledge of Asomugha’s situation.
Other interested teams include the Cardinals, Texans, and Broncos.
When Asomugha signed with the Eagles in 2011, Ryan’s Cowboys provided the stiffest competition. In the end, Asomugha picked Philly, but only after Ryan nearly convinced him to choose Dallas.
Said the source of Asomugha’s attitude toward Ryan: “[Asomugha] loves him and trusts him.”
If Nnamdi, who has never played in a playoff game during 10 NFL season, gets out of San Fran without a contract, the Saints could be the team to watch.