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A fresh start in a familiar place is bringing out the best in Nnamdi Asomugha.
The four-time All-Pro cornerback felt right at home Saturday as the San Francisco 49ers practiced in pads for the first time in training camp, using the size and press-coverage skills that made him a star during his first stint in the Bay Area.
Asomugha is looking to regain the form at age 32 that made him one of the NFL's elite defensive players during his first eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
And the defending NFC champion 49ers are looking for an upgrade in their secondary, which struggled in the playoffs during the team's run to the Super Bowl last season before losing All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson to free agency earlier this spring.
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The 49ers signed free-agent corner Nnamdi Asomugha to a team-friendly contract hoping they can help revert the former All-Pro to back to form. He spoke to the media for the first time during training camp Saturday, talking about scheme and his excitement to join a winning culture.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, free agent wide receiver Randy Moss likely won’t be playing football this season. With Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin tearing an ACL and Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta gone for at least six weeks with a dislocated hip, the name “Randy Moss” could pick up some steam in league circles, at least from a speculation standpoint....
San Francisco 49ers DT Justin Smith says he's fully recovered from the painful partially torn triceps he suffered last season, taking part in training camp as if it never happened.
"We don't have a lot more time, so I'm ready to go, and it feels great," Smith said, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.
Smith lined up at practice with the other Smith...
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said cornerback Eric Wright is still an option for the team.
Baalke traded for the troubled defensive back from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; however, Wright failed his physical.
Wright is a free agent and the team is looking for defensive backs so there is always a possibility the team will bring him back in.
“The door is never...
Patrick Willis (Photo by: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Coming off a season where they were one play away from being champions you would think the Niners were a team that was set for many years on both sides of the football. However, there are some questions about the defense that will be answered when the real games start. The concerns are mostly in the secondary, as the front...
It was an eventful afternoon as the 49ers held their fourth practice of training camp Sunday. But not all the news was good, especially on the injury front. Inside is report on Darius Fleming's potentially serious knee injury and other news and notes from team headquarters in Santa Clara.
Vernon Davis refers to himself as "just a piece of the puzzle" when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers' offense.