Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (28) commits a pass interference penalty on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 29-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers place Nnamdi Asomugha on waivers


 

The San Francisco 49ers were hoping they could find a way to revive the career of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha when they signed him this offseason, but he’s been non-exisitent up to this point, and instead of letting him take up a roster spot, the team will place him on waivers so that they made add someone else in his place:

 

 


Asomugha started his career playing safety as a member of the Oakland Raiders when he was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft. He eventually moved to the cornerback position once Charles Woodson left to play for the Green Bay Packers.

Asomugha became one of the best press man cover backs in the league, but his play has declined over the past four seasons after he left Oakland to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, who cut him after just two seasons.

Eric Wright was cleared to resume practicing Thursday and he’ll be activated at some point this week. Asomugha has been a healthy scratch the past three games and is the No. 5 corner.

 

 

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  • loverpoint

    Nnambi Asomugha will go visit his old coach Rob Ryan in New Orleans. Ryan wanted Asomugha to go to New Orleans before the season started. Asomugha decided to go to the 49ers because of 2 reasons. #1 he felt they had a good chance to go to the Super Bowl. Plus he felt like they were a standup organization.

    I think with this move the 49ers will not make the Super Bowl. Are they still a stand up organization? The one thing that bothers me is Harbaugh constantly proclaiming that the better player will win the position. Well he has contradicted himself several times and kept players of lesser ability and let some good players go to other teams or skipped over better players in the draft.

    How the 49ers have drafted DB’s and WR’s
    2011:

    WR: #182 in the 6th round Ronald Jones.
    DB’s : #80 in the 3rd round Chris Culliver, #190 in the 6th round Colin Jones, #250 in the 7th round Curtis Holcomb.

    2012:

    WR: #30 in the 1st round A.J. Jenkins ,
    DB’s : #180 in the 6th round Trent Robinson.

    2013:

    WR: #128 in the 4th round Quinton Patton
    DB’s: #18 in the 1st round Eric Reid, , #252 in the 7th round Marcus Cooper.

    In 3 short years the 49ers have drafted 3 Wr’s and only one is on the team on the IR. Of the 6 DB”s drafted only 2 are on the team and one of them is on the IR.
    WR; Sure Quinton Patton loves to play, but can he take the physicality.
    DB’s Eric Reid is going to be a great player, As far as Chris Culliver is concerned, he has the physical attributes but seems to make some stupid errors. If he can not play smarter then he will be a goner.