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: 49ers Sign CB Nnamdi Asomugha to One-Year Deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a one-year deal worth up to $3 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  He will receive a base salary of $1.35 million, but for whatever reason, refused to take any guaranteed money.

Asomugha met with the 49ers and Saints last month, and had to decide between the two teams. Ultimately, he chose to come back to the bay.

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 offseason.

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


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