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Nnamdi Asomugha has decided to sign with the San Francisco 49ers after being cut by the Eagles (Credit: AP Photo)
After a very disappointing 2012 season, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to part ways with former marquee free-agent signing Nnamdi Asomugha, making him an unrestricted free agent free to go anywhere Asomugha would like. It appears that search is now over, as Asomugha has agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
NFL UPDATE – Former Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers today.
— Rich Smith (@ALLsportsINTEL) March 14, 2013
Asomugha had a very atypical season, only garnering one interception, and being beaten for many more big plays than were expected of him when he signed a lucrative five year, 60 million dollar deal with the Eagles just two years ago to anchor their self-proclaimed “dream team.” One thing is undoubtedly clear, Asomugha has something to prove, and the 49ers are certainly hoping the one-time marquee corner back comes out with a chip on his shoulder in 2013.
Asomugha was being courted by a number of teams but is now reportedly ready to help fortify an already stout 49ers defense.
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Nnamdi Asomugha is exploring the market now that he is a free agent. The San Francisco 49ers are said to be one of the teams on his list.
After being linked to Darrelle Revis since their Super Bowl loss the San Francisco 49ers appear ready to add a big name corner to their team. That player could be Nna
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Nnamdi Asmomugha had his greatest success as a football player on the west coast, in the Bay Area, and reports suggest that a return may not be far off.
CSNBayArea is reporting that the 49ers and Asomugha have mutual interest in a deal getting done.
There is mutual interest between the 49ers and free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, league sources indicated Wednesday to CSNBayArea...
The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, just two years after he was the NFL's most sought-after free agent.
The Eagles announced the move in a statement Tuesday. General manager Howie Roseman says he and new coach Chip Kelly spoke to Asomugha and ''he took the news with a lot of class.'' Roseman says the Eagles talked to Asomugha'...
Nnamdi Asomugha looking for a new home(Credit: AP Photo)
Yesterday the Eagles cut cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Nnamdi was listed among the top corner backs in the league when he was in Oakland, but was a disappointment with the Eagles the past 2 seasons. Now he is eager to show the league he is still one of the top cornerbacks with a new team.
A league source had determined that...
The Eagles have released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha after two disappointing seasons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Fantasy Spin:Asomugha was once considered a top-two cornerback in the NFL but that seems like ages ago. He was a major bust with Philadelphia, getting beat frequently in coverage and showing terrible ball skills.
As of last night the Broncos were stil in play for Nnamdi Asomugha. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Lost in the news (and possibly lost because of the news) of the Denver Broncos signing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was the fact that there is another Philadelphia Eagles corner still in play here. The sweepstakes for former Eagles (and Dream Teamer) cornerback Nnamdi...
The writing has been on the wall for weeks now, and now it’s official. The Philadelphia Eagles have officially released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha according to Adam Schefter.
Philadelphia Eagles will release former Pro Bowl CB Nnamdi Asomugha today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
The Eagles released this statement courtesy of GM Howie Roseman.
The Eagles once made a Miami Heat-like splash in the NFL when they traded for Dominuque Rodgers-Cromartie and signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Those two combined with Asante Samuel were supposed to give the Eagles one of the best secondaries in NFL history. However, they didn't even have a mediocre secondary for that season.
Asante Samuel was traded last year. Rodgers-Cromartie will...
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles will announce the release of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagles Pro Bowler never lived up to the hype here in Philadelphia. The release forces the Eagles to make a move in free agency, which begins today. The release also saves the Eagles around $11 million.
Philadelphia Eagles will release former Pro Bowl CB...
According to the NFL Network’s Akbar Gbajabiamila, the San Francisco 49ers are in “serious discussions” with free agents CB Nnamdi Asomugha and S Charles Woodson.
A previous report indicated that the 49ers and Asomugha had mutual interest in one another and Woodson’s name has been linked to them as a possible replacement for Dashon Goldson.
Both players played in the Bay...
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The Eagles hit the ground running today as they kick started free agency. The Eagles started off by freeing up $11 million dollars by cutting Nnamdi Asomugha, then they went bananas.
First off, the Eagles cut the fan favorite Nnamdi Asomugha. The team released him right before free agency began. (Total Sports Live)
After releasing Nnamdi and his $11 million...
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Bradley Fletcher, tight end James Casey, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jason Phillips and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga.
The moves were announced Tuesday night, hours after the Eagles released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the first day of the NFL free agency period.
Casey, formerly with Houston, Chung, formerly with New England...
It wasn’t a full-on frenzy for the Philadelphia Eagles in the first day of free agency, but they certainly made a splash by signing five players. CB Bradley Fletcher and LB Jason Phillips signed 2-year deals with the team, while TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung and DL Isaac Sopoaga struck 3-year deals.
The fact that four of the five deals made were with the defensive players reflects...