Once a Raider, always a Raider.
While cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has spent the last two-plus seasons away from Oakland, he’ll retire on Friday as a member of the Silver and Black. The team has announced that Asomugha will make his announcement during a 6:00 p.m. ET press conference.
Also attending the event will be Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson and former Raiders defensive backs Willie Brown and Lester Hayes.
A first-round draft pick of the Raiders in 2003, Asomugha played for the Raiders through 2010. He joined the Eagles after the lockout ended in 2011, spurning the Jets. After two lackluster seasons in Philly (possibly because of the way he was used), Asomugha was released. He returned to the Bay Area, joining the 49ers but ultimately being released during the 2013 regular season.
The two-time All Pro and three-time Pro Bowler had only 15 interceptions, due in large part to the refusal of many teams to throw the ball in his direction during the height of his career.