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Nnamdi Asomugha on his way out of San Francisco

Nnamdi Asomugha AP

The 49ers had to make some decisions when a raft of injured players starting making their way back.

And ask expected, they swapped out one veteran corner for another.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers will release cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha when they activate cornerback Eric Wright.

It’s no surprise, as Asomugha never really made an impression there, and was replaced by younger players with more upside.

It seems like forever ago when Asomugha left the Raiders for the Eagles and a gigantic free agent contract (it was March 2011). Since then, his play has fallen off sharply, and now two teams have decided he’s not worth having around, at any price.

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59 Responses to “Nnamdi Asomugha on his way out of San Francisco”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 4, 2013 3:56 PM

    Perfect timing D.J Hayden could use his help!!!

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 4, 2013 3:57 PM

    The 49ers are a joke. In three weeks we’re gonna stomp a mudhole in ya here at FedEx. #HTTR

  3. larjones64 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:57 PM

    Next stop Minnesota

  4. dirtysouthniner says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Needs to move to free saftey to have a chance ..thx and good luck sir. You are a great human just not a cover corner anymore.

  5. vikingsgohard says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Vikings should be all over this !… They need secondary help like crazy!!!

  6. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Now come back home Nnamdi, Rob Ryan will get you on track.

  7. drewfl says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Well, at least he still has Kerry Washington.

  8. bengalsucker says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Don’t see why the Bengals wouldn’t take a flyer on him. We need 2ndary help something fierce and Zimmer seems to have a way of bringing out the best in older players. Do it Bengals!

  9. wearewhowethoughtwewere says: Nov 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    But he still has Kerry Washington waiting for him when he gets home.

    So who really lost here?

  10. freshnsoclean says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    He’d look like a Hall of Famer in Minnesota

  11. shuttaman1990 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    Come back to Oakland bruh.
    Come back and get back your power.

  12. number1ninersfan says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    Hahaha Like the Redskins have a chance against us?? Better tell your boy RG3 he better learn how to slide because Hitner, Reid, Bowman, or Willis would end that dude! Just ask Pierre Thomas #LIGHTSOUT!!

  13. ttommytom says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    He was drafted as a Safety.

    I would venture to guess the 49′rs knew that.

  14. rymexico says: Nov 4, 2013 4:05 PM

    I wish you could bring back the thread from when the 49ers signed this guy…….how many people on this site claimed that the Eagles misused Nnamdi.
    Eagles fans tried to tell you 49ers fans about this guy months ago.

  15. thegregwitul says: Nov 4, 2013 4:05 PM

    When you lose your job to Eric ‘Toast’ Wright, it might be time to hang it up for good.

  16. doctorart2013 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:05 PM

    Nnamdi’s a frikken bum, he stole money for two years with the Eagles, what the 9ers didn’t see the tape???

  17. marvin49 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:06 PM

    Nnamdi is done. He was a healthy scratch because he was outplayed by Tramaine Brock.

    He hasn’t played in any of the Niners past 5 games that they won by an average of 22 points.

  18. groleo45 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:06 PM

    I remember how wildly so many fans were beating the drum to sign this guy as a FA. Boy am I glad my team avoided that one!

  19. GenXJay says: Nov 4, 2013 4:07 PM

    The land of 10k lakes welcomes you.

  20. jwcarlson says: Nov 4, 2013 4:09 PM

    Remember a few years back when a bunch of people were livid with Ted Thompson for not being interested in signing that Nnamdi Asomogha guy?

  21. biggins94 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    If vikings sign him, give him a two year deal. This year is a loss, give him a shot to gel together next year. Then if it don’t work see ya later

  22. shackdelrio says: Nov 4, 2013 4:11 PM

    He went from the “most underrated” player in the league to the most overrated in the span of two years.

  23. nyjetsfan08 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:12 PM

    Someone who needs secondary help ahem Jets ahem might take a look at him.

  24. realitypolice says: Nov 4, 2013 4:14 PM

    Wow. This guy fell off a cliff. Two years ago he was the hottest free agent in football and now he can’t hold a job.

    Wish him the best. He always seemed like a pretty good guy. I’m sure he’ll get another shot somewhere.

  25. senoreno says: Nov 4, 2013 4:14 PM

    Redskins are gonna beat 49ers? That’s a joke. Rg3 is a reincarnated ’04 mike Vick at best. More overrated then Russel Wilson. Skins defense are swiss cheese. All the luck to them, but they are gonna get stomped on their field.

  26. JSpicoli says: Nov 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    Come back to Oaktown with CWood.

  27. 07vrod says: Nov 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    One glaring problem with him is his tackling ability, or the lack there of it…he’s an above average man-to-man cover guy, but gets lost and lazy in zone schemes…he got paid and appears to have lost most of the fire that drives players to be great…So, his next team should be from Hollywood…he could play (starter) in the next Hollywood football movie. ;-)

  28. gquesen says: Nov 4, 2013 4:25 PM

    As a Raider fan, I wonder how this guy fell off so fast. I guess he was only suited for that classic man coverage the raiders used to run.

  29. vegasgreek says: Nov 4, 2013 4:26 PM

    GO BACK HOME TO THE RAIDERS WHERE YOU BELONG Nnamdi !

  30. macjacmccoy says: Nov 4, 2013 4:27 PM

    Where’s everyone claiming that it was the Eagles and their scheme that made Nnamdi suck and not the fact that he couldnt run with wr’s anymore or learn a new playbook.

    I never seen anyone point his finger at his fellow teammates on the field as much as Asomugha did. It was never his fault when a wr beat him for a td. It was always the safeties fault. Which is weird because since Nnamdi left Nate Allen has finally looked like the player we all thought he was going to be after his rookie season.

    Its funny how things like that work out.

  31. Mr.Harper says: Nov 4, 2013 4:29 PM

    Who cares … Good luck Nnamdi …

    DEC 8TH !!!!!!!!!!

  32. braceyourselffor12 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:30 PM

    No stomping necessary to create a mud hole at FedEx field. The Niners will however defeat Washington at home and logicalvoice will have to go on one of his anticipated illogical rants about how Goodell is sabotaging the team.

    Back to the subject at hand, good luck elsewhere Nnamdi. There are teams in need of help so you may land somewhere soon, plus you hopefully have invested some of your money and has been pointed out are married to Kerry Washington so life’s not bad.

  33. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    Nnamdi only plays for the Silver and Back. All other stops are just paid vacation.

  34. farvite says: Nov 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    Well, he’s got two of the best consolation prizes on earth.

    Truckloads of $$$$ and Kerry Washington

  35. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 4, 2013 4:39 PM

    Nnamdi, time to call Dr. Zimmer to cure what ails you. Terence Newman and Nate Clements highly recommend him.

  36. colonelcamp says: Nov 4, 2013 4:48 PM

    Jets! He would be awesome on that D. Plus they need the help. The front 7 is sick, but that secondary needs help.

  37. realitypolice says: Nov 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    dirtysouthniner says:
    Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM
    Needs to move to free saftey to have a chance ..thx and good luck sir. You are a great human just not a cover corner anymore.

    Won’t work. Safeties have to be hitters and come up and stuff the run on occasion. Never his strong suit. I don’t care if he was originally drafted a safety. There’s a reason he was switched to cornerback. He comes from the Sanders/Revis school of cornerback: tackling and other forms of physical play should be avoided whenever possible.

  38. henryjones20 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:11 PM

    if he don’t catch on with another team soon, kerri Washington will be placing him on waivers also.

  39. thereyougo2 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:24 PM

    Watched this guy for two years in Philly and still waiting to see his first pass defended. Slow and won’t tackle. Not sure where he would fit in the NFL. Maybe Washington.

  40. tfbuckfutter says: Nov 4, 2013 5:25 PM

    So being far-and-away the best player on the Raiders doesn’t equal being the best player on any other team?

    Weird how relativity can play a role.

  41. rickrock6661982 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:27 PM

    You know you’re bad when a team believes Eric Wright is an upgrade.

    Then again, don’t worry Nnamdi…you’ll be back in two weeks once Eric and Aldon go on another booze cruise bender

  42. stevenwilliams2013 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:49 PM

    He has probably lost his passion for the game. It happens.

  43. ohioteamsusuallysuck says: Nov 4, 2013 6:31 PM

    So did he get paid at all? I think I remember his contract was all incentive based

  44. raiderraffeal says: Nov 4, 2013 6:32 PM

    Nnamdi can only play man coverage on one side and I think it’s right side corner. He gets lost in space which is probably why they moved him from Safety in the first place. The Raiders are better off without his services i’m afraid.

  45. jpm557 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:43 PM

    Jets lost out on him that summer and wound up getting the better corner in Cromartie. Now they’d be silly not to take a chance on him playing as the #2 or #3 while Milliner learns how to cover

  46. chawk12thman says: Nov 4, 2013 6:58 PM

    He won’t clear the waiver wire….

  47. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 4, 2013 7:05 PM

    For all of you that want to pick him up thinking he can ressurect his career for you, keep in mind that the niners released him to make room for a PED-using drunk driver who is one suspension away from being out of the league for a year. There’s nothing left of the guy that played in Oakland…he’s done.

  48. dirtydrew says: Nov 4, 2013 7:21 PM

    Hope Kelly Washington can keep bringing home the bacon.

  49. jharmon64 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:40 PM

    I’m confused as to why all these posters are asking him to come to their team.

    He’s obviously not very good.

    Truth is, he wasn’t THAT great in Oakland either.

  50. reasonableeaglefan says: Nov 4, 2013 7:58 PM

    It may be petty…but this news pleased me

  51. hendeeze says: Nov 4, 2013 8:00 PM

    Nnamdi may have been released to make room for Eric Wright, but Eric will have a hard time getting on the field the way Tramane Brock has been playing. Brock is the one who really took away Nnamdi’s job. Nnamdi’s been a healthy scratch for the last several weeks because of Brock’s play.

  52. thegrigga49 says: Nov 4, 2013 8:03 PM

    He is making the vet minimum this year so some team will claim him, I’m guessing multiple teams will….we just have better players then nnamdi there wasn’t room for him in SF….only thing that sucks for him is the team with the worst record wins the waiver…good luck nnamdi.

  53. adderal says: Nov 4, 2013 9:36 PM

    Sucks they let go of Marcus Cooper to keep Nnamdi for 8 games. Cooper looks like the real deal

  54. tfoz5150 says: Nov 4, 2013 10:31 PM

    One of those two teams, the Eagles, actually paid this bum (a lot of money) to not play for them.

  55. ohnoflorio says: Nov 4, 2013 10:40 PM

    This guys a bust

  56. soaringeagle13 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:14 PM

    “he’s about as useless as the second N in his name”..Angelo Cataldi

  57. das1983 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:15 PM

    It’s funny how 49er fans consider the Redskins a foregone conclusion. We led the Broncos 21-7 at the start of the 4 the quarter and Kyke Shannahan made the terrible mistake of trying to enter into a shoot out. However he learned his lesson and Morris carried 20+ times for the 1st time all season and we beat a very good Chargers team. The “Swiss Cheese” defense that was referenced above is actually allowing the 3rd fewest rushing yards and stopped the 3rd best offense in the NFL from getting 6 INCHES!!! Then drive 80 yards to win the game. So for those of you who forgot this team won 7 straight last year to win the division and were leading Seattle 14-0 on the very play RG3 destroyed his knee (before the collapse) but yes that was the play it got wrecked and changed the entire game. A lot of people are going to learn to respect this team and especially RG3. Anyone who calls him overrated is simply not a football fan. He took a perennial bottom 5 team to the playoffs his rookie year.

  58. lrm1980 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:40 AM

    If Nnamdi was playing for you this past week Raiders fans, Foles would have easily broke the TD record. He won’t help an nfl team with a weak secondary. He’ll just make it weaker.

  59. claimersays says: Nov 5, 2013 4:55 PM

    DC needs help at Safety, you are married to Kerry Washington. Maybe it’s time to Carry Washington?
    HTTR!

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