San Francisco 49ers say Nnamdi Asomugha may not make team

July 28, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) runs during training camp at the Marie P. DeBartolo Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers secondary is depleted, especially after Chris Culliver tore his ACL this week.

Given that, one would assume Nnamdi Asomugha, who was brought in earlier this offseason, would be a relative lock for a spot on the roster.

Not according to San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who suggested Asomugha’s spot isn’t a given – even with the banged up secondary:

“We didn’t really know what we were getting when we got Nnamdi. He’s had some good days out here and some days where you weren’t sure if he was going to still have it,” Fangio said, via The Associated Press. “I think we’re kind of in between with him right now. Hopefully he’ll be able to still have some gas left in his tank to go out there and play like he did prior to going to Philadelphia. So, I think the jury is still out there.”

By no stretch is that a ringing endorsement.

Reports have said Asomugha’s first week of training camp has been relatively sub-par and if it continues, it might cost him his roster spot.

Topics: Nnamdi Asomugha, San Francisco 49ers

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  • loverpoint

    Way to twist a non committal comment by Fangio and interpret it in your own negative manner.

    Fangio basically said sometimes Asomugha looks good and other times he doesn’t. There has not been one indication by any coach on any player that their job in jeopardy.

    If you were a true reporter of the 49ers you would know that before every training camp Harbaugh always declares that no one persons job is ever secure and that every player must fight for their job.

    If you followed the day to day progressions of training camp you would know that a couple of days ago everyone was praising Asomugha for some great defensive plays.

    If any persons job was truly in doubt it would be A.J Jenkins and then Darius Fleming

  • ronthewise

    Niners are the baddest team in the NFL. Superbowl number 6 for them, this year. Go NINERS!!!!!

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