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:
Source: #49ers plan to cut CB Nnamdi Asomugha today, with the expected activation of CB Eric Wright.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2013
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.