Nnamdi Asomugha was waived on Monday by the San Francisco 49ers. Feels like we hardly knew him. Literally, he only started one game and played in 3 altogether. Totaling only 3 combined tackles and 2 deflected passes. With one of those games being cut short by a knee injury. I personally was rooting for Nnamdi to succeed. Always enjoyed his game back in his days as an Oakland Raider. But it was going to take a massive effort by the 32 year old cornerback to out duel those up and coming corners like Tramaine Brock, hard hitting Perrish Cox and new addition Eric Wright off the NFI list. Rookie Eric Reid has also made it a very easy decision for the coaching staff by putting up a DROY type effort so far.
Always labeled as a shutdown corner. Nnamdi had his own island before Darrelle Revis’ Jet ever took off. Asomugha has been named to 4 All-Pro Teams and has multiple Pro Bowl appearances, but has not been an All-Pro since 2010. After two bad seasons in Philadelphia and signing a one year contract with the 49ers Asomugha now will be looking to relocate to another contender after being waived. The California Golden Bears alum may not have to look far for a new team. The Raiders may be looking for a veteran corner to solidify that secondary after a not so stellar performance against Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course there are a lot of teams in need of some cornerback help. So Nnamdi should find himself back in a uniform very shortly.
Along with adding Wright, the 49ers also added WR Mario Manningham from the PUP and he should be on the field in the coming weeks. We know Colin Kaepernick is looking forward to it and having his number one receiver back in Michael Crabtree by December. but Manningham can stretch the field enough to open the rest of it up for Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis.