December 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) gets ready to defend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: New Orleans "Pushing Hard" to Sign Nnamdi Asomugha, Still Considering 49ers


Free agent cornerback is still “torn between” signing with the 49ers or Saints, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network , but the Saints are “pushing hard” to sign him.

Asomugha met with the 49ers earlier this month and is still very much considering taking his talents to San Francisco.

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

    Lets put it this way; Asomugha never won a championship playing for Oakland, he went to Philly to win a championship for a team that was dubbed “The Dream Team” which turned into a Nightmare. Asomugha has probably earned more money during his career so far than any DB’s, is money still a big deal for him.? I remember for several years he was the highest paid CB in the NFL.

    I would imagine Asomugha would love to play on an All Pro defense for part of his career and possibly win a Super Bowl, that will not happen in New Orleans which had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last year. His odds are better in SF.

    • Barry

      Which team most recently won a superbowl, New Orleans or San Fran?

      • loverpoint

        Ok which team has been to more Super Bowls and Won more SuperBowls and which team has made it to the NFC Conference finals the last 2years, and which team has beaten the other that last 2 times they have played, with different QB’s by the way?

        • stagger72

          Fair enough points (except superbowls won in the 80′s-90′s don’t mean much to Asomugha). But don’t act like his choice is between the 49er’s and the Cardinals. Either of these teams gives him a good oppotunity to win a SB. The Saints don’t need an All Pro defense. They just need a competent defense…

        • Barry

          Based on last year, San Fran definitely looks like the more competitive team and kudo’s to San Fran for their defeat of the Saints the last time they met in the playoffs although that game was close. That said. just saying I think the Saints have a chance at the super bowl unless they play like last year. Time will tell and no doubt San Fran has a great a defense. Wish them well.

  • GD94134

    If Asomugha wants the Lombardi he will sign with the 49ers.If he wants a smash and grab for the cash he will go to the Saints,its that simple. Harbaugh won’t tolerate nothing less than perfection from his players,so its balls to the wall with the Niners unlike the “Who Dat” in Katrina land.

  • loverpoint

    New Orleans and Green Bay are in the same boat. They both only have one thing going for them and that is a QB, by the way neither of these teams provides very good protection for their QB MVP on the team, neither has a very good running game. Neither team has a very good defense, although I must say Green Bays defense is better than New Orleans, and neither team made much of an effort in free agency, last I heard N.O. did sign a Long Snapper.

    Nnambi Asomugha’s attitude should reflect that of Glenn Dorsey who said ” I came to the 49ers because I want to win a Super Bowl “