May 22, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) walks to the locker room during organized team activities at the 49ers training complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers: Nnamdi Asomugha "Showed Well" at OTAs


Nnamdi Asomugha is looking to resurrect his career with the San Francisco 49ers after a disastrous couple years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He is definitely on the right track, not disappointing during OTAs.

“Asomugha showed well,” according to Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Asomugha often latched on quickly to the receivers he was covering and he muscled them. However, he had difficulty sustaining coverage on longer plays, which isn’t surprising at age 31.”

He signed a one-year deal worth up to $3 million with the 49ers during the offseason, but none of that money is guaranteed, so the 49ers can cut him anytime.

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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  • loverpoint

    Asomugha is experiencing something he has never experienced before on a team. He is now on a team that is strong in every facet of the game. The fact that he will be joining a defense that is already considered one of the best in the NFL, and a team that has a pretty good offense and special teams, this relieves some of the burden Asomugha has been asked to carry when on other teams.

    On offense the fiercest competition at a certain position will be at WR. This is about which 6 WR’s will make the 53 man roster and the 46 man active roster.

    On defense the fiercest competion will be at CB. But in reality it is for any position in the secondary. I do not think that either Brown or Rogers can feel safe in saying; “This job is mine”. Although Rogers did seem sort of cocky about his status by saying ” I’m still listed as the starting CB “, that of course was day one of the OTA’s. Maybe surprising to most people is that Donte Whitner is probably the one player who is most secure in his position.