Posted: 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013
By SB Nation NFL News
CB Nnamdi Asomugha is signing a 1-yr deal with 49ers worth $1.35 million in base salary, but get this: He didn't want ANY guaranteed money.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2013
The 31-year-old Asomugha was reportedly choosing between San Francisco and the New Orleans Saints. Once considered to be the top cornerback in the NFL, Asomugha was released by the Eagles earlier this offseason after two disappointing seasons in Philadelphia.
With San Francisco, Asomugha will join a cornerback group which already includes Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. Both played well last season, while nickelback Chris Culliver also played a significant role. It's unclear how Asomugha will fit with the 49ers and how big of a role he will play.
The move will, however, take Asomugha back to Northern California where he spent the first eight seasons of his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders. Asomugha also played his college career in the Bay Area at Cal. The 10-year veteran has started 130 games in his career and has 15 career interceptions.