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Nnamdi Asomugha is trying to find himself again as a football player.
Asomugha signed with the Eagles during the 2011 off-season, and was a consensus top two cornerback in the game, and a rich man after getting a $60 million deal in exchange.
Fast forward two years, and Asomugha is in San Francisco fighting for his football life. Asomugha is no longer considered the top corner in the game or on any team.
Asomugha is a has been in some eyes, and extremely washed up in others. Nnamdi has admitted to some that “his experience in Philadelphia shook his confidence,” but according to the Sacramento Bee, he’s still confident in those skills.
“I’ve been out there making plays and doing a lot of the things that I know I can do,” the 32-year-old cornerback said. “So my confidence is in a good place.”
“I’m highly critical of myself – highly, highly critical of myself,” he said. “So there’s not much that someone else might say that makes me feel like I need to be motivated in a different
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A.J. Jenkins was the Niners' first-round selection just 18 months ago, and even though the team is desperate for receivers at the moment, his roster spot is reportedly still in jeopardy.
While the 49ers have indicated that the jury is still out on whether or not cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha can still play at a high level, he’s more confident now then he was with the Eagles.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Asomugha admitted that the past two years in Philly shook his confidence.
He acknowledged that the two seasons in Philadelphia shook his confidence.
The Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers 10-6 on the strength of Shaun Phillips’ fumble return for touchdown. In their inagaural preseason game, both quarterbacks only played one series each and the game was all about strong defense and at times, inept offense. The 49ers committed four turnovers while the Broncos only managed 220 total yards of offense. Granted it’s...
Previously on day 13 of San Francisco 49ers training camp, Colin Kaepernick put on an offensive show. On day 14, the 49ers’ defense dominated the practice field. Kaepernick was sacked five times, rookie cornerback Marcus Cooper intercepted Kaepernick on a pass intended for Kyle Williams, and rookie cornerback Darryl Morris defended two Kaepernick passes to A.J. Jenkins...
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Vance McDonald has been fortunate to spend his rookie summer as the understudy to veteran San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who has been eager to take McDonald on as a little brother and teammate, to guide him through the rigors of training camp and the regular season.
McDonald is doing plenty of prep on his own, too...
The 49ers on Friday play the Chiefs for their second exhibition game of the season. Any other year, this game doesn’t deserve a second thought. This year is different. There’s a familiar face on that other sideline, leading that offense. An old friend. Of course we’re talking about Alex Smith.
OK, sure, it’s only preseason. Smith will be yanked before Aldon Smith and friends...
With the 49ers approaching the midway point of training camp, tempers boiled over as safeties C.J. Spillman and Michael Thomas got into a fight between plays Tuesday. Spillman was ejected from practice. Otherwise, San Francisco saw a good day from a number of pass catchers, including A.J. Jenkins. News and notes inside.
The Colin Kaepernick-Vernon Davis connection continues to dazzle. They hooked up on a pretty 40-yard touchdown pass down the middle. Kaepernick who is sometimes criticized for his lack of touch dropped a beautiful pass into Davis between Carlos Rogers and Craig Dahl on another play. Rookie Vance McDonald did not practice after hardly participating on Saturday however Garrett Celek...
From the NFL side Fox Sports 1 has done an excellent job putting together some interesting characters for their lineup. I am on record saying that I think Randy Moss will be better on TV than Ray Lewis.
We will see how it all plays out.
SB Nation breaks down Moss’ duties on the job.
Fox Sports announced something that had been rumored since Friday: Moss will join Fox Sports 1 as...
Before the 2011, the Eagles brought in Dominic R0dger-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha to play cornerback. Both were high-priced and high-valued pieces brought in to tighten up a secondary that was hampered by injuries in 2010. Along with Asante Samuel, the big 3 corners became one of many stories in a training camp full of fresh […]