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Nnamdi Asomugha’s spectacular fall from the top of the NFL is now complete, as the San Francisco 49ers waived him on Monday. The 32-year-old cornerback has gone from one of the NFL’s best players to a guy looking for work in just three seasons.
Asomugha has played in just three games this season and graded out near the bottom in Pro Football Focus’ pass and run defense ratings. He had been a healthy scratch in each of San Francisco’s last three games. He had just two tackles this season and hasn’t been on the field since September 22.
Asomugha is being cut to make room for fellow cornerback Eric Wright on the roster. Wright had been on the reserve/non-football injury list.
Asomugha was regarded as the top free agent on the market during the 2011 offseason, and he signed a five-year, $60 million deal ($25 million guaranteed) with the Philadelphia Eagles. His work with the Oakland Raiders was what earned him that deal, and he lasted just two seasons in Philly.
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Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers are expected to release CB Nnamdi Asomugha Monday. Rapoport adds that CB Eric Wright is expected to be activated and take Asomugha’s roster spot. San Francisco is expected activate WR Mario Manningham as well, according to Rapoport . A report from a little over a week ago suggested that Asomugha was on the chopping block now that he...
I've been keeping an eye on Twitter and Cincinnati Bengals forums to see what people's views on this topic were and from what I can see, it's about 51% to 49% in favor of picking up Nnamdi Asomugha and although the Bengals are in need of some additional help at cornerback, I'm going to have to side with the 49% on this one.
It's true to say that Asomugha was...
Veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha passed through waivers unclaimed on Tuesday, which prevented the 49ers from saving more than $470,000 in salary-cap space, according to a source familiar with Asomugha’s contract. The 49ers released Asomugha on Monday to make room for cornerback Eric Wright, who was activated from the reserve/non-football illness list. Because it is after […]
The San Francisco 49ers made a lot of news in the off season when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Many fans wanted this pairing to occur two years earlier when Nnamdi was considered to be the best cornerback in the NFL. A lot has changed since then. This is proven by the news today that the 49ers have waived the former all pro.
After being waived by the San Francisco 49ers in order to make room for WR Mario Manningham and CB Eric Wright. I expect a short time away from football for the 10 year veteran.
Several teams in the league are struggling with the cornerback position and I look for quite a few to make a strong push for the shutdown corner.
The New York Giants could be in high pursuit for Asomugha...
The San Francisco 49′ers have waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha.
THIS JUST IN: 49ers have released DB Nnamdi Asomugha. (ESPN/Media Reports)
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 4, 2013
For those that are concerned that his wife, Scandal star Kerry Washington will have to shoulder the finances alone, fret not. Asomugha is getting $4M this year from the 2011 deal he signed with the...
Nnamdi Asomugha's meteoric fall from his days being considered a top cornerback in the NFL prior to signing with the Eagles in 2011 continued Monday as he was released by the 49ers.
Once upon a time Nnamdi Asomugha was considered a top-five cornerback and the centerpiece of the Philadelphia Eagles "Dream Team" spending spree in July 2011.
Fast forward to November...
The San Francisco 49ers are stuck with Nnamdi Asomugha’s entire $1.35 million contract.
Asomugha was not claimed on waivers Tuesday, a day after the team cut the 32-year-old cornerback. There was no room for Asomugha on the 49ers’ roster with cornerback Eric Wright coming back. Asomugha is now free to sign anywhere.
In other notes:
49ers safety Donte Whitner doesn’t think...
Nnamdi Asomugha was willing to prove himself this season on a one-year non-guaranteed contract. He only made it halfway through the season, however.
The All-Pro cornerback was released by the 49ers on Monday. San Francisco activated wide receiver Mario Manningham from the PUP list and cornerback Eric Wright from the non-football injury list.
Asomugha played in just three games,...
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As is the case for 31 teams in the NFL, when a big name is eligible to be on their team, the fans will clamor for it.
That holds true today with once-upon-a-time star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha being waived in San Francisco.
49ers announced they have activated WR Mario Manningham from PUP and CB Eric Wright from Reserve/NFI. Team also waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha...
Going to have to call Oliva Pope ASAP to save him.
Source: #49ers plan to cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha today, with the expected activation of CB Eric Wright.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers are coming out of their bye week and face a formidable schedule in the second half of the season. Winners of their last five consecutive games in convincing manner, the Niners announced a few moves this afternoon. Two players were activated to the roster this afternoon with one veteran player being cut.
The Niners have activated WR Mario Manningham to the...
Wide receiver Mario Manningham is back for the San Francisco 49ers, activated Monday from the physically unable to perform list and available for Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers.
The 49ers, 6-2 and riding a five-game winning streak following the bye week, also waived cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and activated cornerback Eric Wright from the reserve/non-football...
According to Ian Rapoport the 49ers will activate DB Eric Wright from the NFI List and release DB Nnamdi Asomugha to make room for Wright.
#49ers will have several moves today, including cutting Nnamdi, activating Eric Wright, and almost certainly activating Mario Manningham.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2013
In the offseason the 49ers had a trade in place for Wright...