When cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was a free agent in 2011, the 49ers were interested in him.
Now that he’s back on the open market, the 49ers are interested again. The big difference from the first time is that the 49ers never got Asomugha to visit them before he wound up signing with the Eagles. This time, though, Asomugha is going to make it to San Francisco.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Asomugha, who started his career in the Bay Area with the Raiders, will meet with the 49ers on Thursday. It’s believed to be his first visit to a team since he was cut by the Eagles on Tuesday and there may not be a second if both sides decide that there’s a fit in terms of scheme and salary. If they don’t, the Broncos, Cardinals, Texans and Saints have also reportedly shown interest in signing Asomugha although it’s not known if other moves made on Wednesday might have changed any of those outlooks.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee also reports that the 49ers’ initial interest in free agent cornerback Sean Smith has cooled, something that might make them push a little bit harder to get a deal done with Asomugha on Thursday.