Oct 30, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) celebrates making an interception during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Asomugha Meets With Saints, Still “Strong Possibility” For 49ers


UPDATE: Asomugha did indeed meet with head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis, and the two sides apparently “hit it off.”

Original Article: 

Even after meeting with the Saints, free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha remains a “strong possibility” to sign with the 49ers.

CSNBayArea reports that Asomugha only met with Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, his coach with the Raiders during Asomugha’s five seasons in Oakland.

Bay Area fans may remember Asomugha for his time with the Raiders, when he was regarded by many as the best cornerback in all of football.

Drafted in the first round in 2003 by Al Davis, his accolades in Oakland include a three-time Pro Bowl selection, and four-time All Pro team membership. He was also the Raiders team MVP in 2006 and 2008.

However, in 2011, he departed from Oakland for Philadelphia, signing a five-year, $60 million contract. Asomugha struggled with the Eagles, and was released earlier this week.

Asomugha recorded 47 tackles and one interception in 16 games with the Eagles last season.

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  • loverpoint

    Nnambi is going to New Orleans where Rob Ryan will give him everything he wants . Why would he first drop by New Orleans then go to San Francisco and then go back to New Orleans if he is still interested in the 49ers ?

    • goldenbaysports

      He wants to consider his options?

    • afannaz

      he may want to go to a SB favorite for next year.

  • afannaz

    isn’t he from the bay area? if the 49ers offer him a similar salary, going to a strong SB contender would seem like a no brainer for him at this point in his career.