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In 2010, while in Oakland Nnamdi Asomugha was considered to be in the top three cornerbacks in the NFL; he then signed a multi million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Suddenly Asomugha went from shut down corner to shut out of the conversation. Two horrible years playing in a dysfunctional Eagles defense left his reputation soiled.
A man to man corner, Asomugha was forced to play mostly zone concepts that left him lost in space and confused.
A once prized free agent was release unceremoniously and left to rebuild his shattered images.
According to Matthew Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Asomugha signing with the San Francisco 49ers could rejuvenate his spirit and revitalize his image. Barrows writes:
‘The veteran cornerback, whose reputation took a hit the past two seasons in Philadelphia, agreed to a modest, one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday. Asomugha will be paid a base salary of $1.35 million and could earn another $1.65 million in incentives, according to a league source with knowledge of the deal.
What's significant is the deal doesn't include any guaranteed money, meaning the 49ers could cut him with no future obligations.
That no-guarantee deal is fine with Asomugha, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Eagles two years ago and still is owed $4 million by Philadelphia this year, meaning money wasn't an issue in his decision.
Asomugha, 31, is eager to prove his two disappointing seasons in Philadelphia were an aberration and that he can still play at the level that earned him three straight Pro Bowl invitations while with the Raiders.’
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Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and the 49ers have agreed on a 1 year deal worth $1.35 million. The contract has no guaranteed money as Nnamdi did not want any.The 49ers targeted Nnamdi two years ago and now have him at rock bottom prcachetThe post Nnamdi Asomugha chooses 49ers appeared first on .