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.