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Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 210 lbs.
Birthday 07/06/1981
Birthplace Lafayette, LA
College California
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 1st round, 31st pick by Raiders

Brains of Perry, Johnson to be examined

Posted June 10, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Joe "the Jet" Perry and John Henry Johnson, Pro Football Hall of Famers and two members of the 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield" who died this year, will have their brains examined by researchers at Boston University, the San Francisco Chronicle ...

Lockout limbo: 49ers report

Posted June 05, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the 49ers.  

Hall of Fame RB Johnson dies at age 81

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB John Henry Johnson died Friday in Tracy, Calif., at the age of 81. He played for the 49ers, Lions, Steelers and Oilers during his career.

49ers' Harbaugh told to stop talking about Smith

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
The lockout is preventing NFL coaches from meeting with their players and talking with free agents. For one coach, even talking about free agents has been outlawed.

Kaepernick throws passes at 49ers' player-organized workouts

Posted May 28, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
The 49ers' QB of the future, Colin Kaepernick, the team's second-round selection in April's draft, threw passes at player-organized workouts Friday, according to a report from The Sacramento Bee.

Make way for the Harbaugh Express

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
After initially picking the Rams to win the NFC West in 2011, PFW executive editor Dan Arkush has had a change of heart — courtesy of Niners new head coach Jim Harbaugh.  

49ers QB Kaepernick underwent minor surgery

Posted May 13, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, the team's second-round pick in April's draft, had minor surgery on his lower left leg following the draft. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee first reported it.

49ers part ways with Heneghan; promote Ferguson

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The 49ers parted ways with executive vice president Lal Heneghan, who had been with the team since 2006. The Niners promoted Jeff Ferguson to director of football operations and sports medicine.

Smith making more sense as 49ers' starting QB

Posted May 11, 2011 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The more new 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh takes the time to talk about the team's tenuous QB situation, the more likely it seems that free agent Alex Smith will indeed re-sign and remain the starter.

Fantasy outlook: QB Colin Kaepernick

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Unless there's a major injury epidemic under center in San Francisco this season, Niners second-round QB Colin Kaepernick will be spending the majority of his time carrying a clipboard on game day.

Niners gamble long-term on Nevada QB Kaepernick

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick probably won't start away for the Niners. But a few years from now, after careful grooming by his head coach, he will be given every opportunity to become the top dog under center.

Niners hope Smith fills major need for stud sacker

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
Aldon Smith suddenly gives new San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio some real potential pass-rushing firepower from both edges.

Niners' new coordinators are creating positive buzz

Posted April 26, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
While most eyes in Niners Nation remain riveted on new head coach Jim Harbaugh, daily team observers are equally intrigued by his top two coaching hires by way of Palo Alto — offensive coordinator Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Draft Dose: Who needs a cornerback?

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
In the 31st installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams in need of a cornerback, with LSU's Patrick Peterson the top-ranked corner available.

Hall of Fame RB Perry passes away

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Former 49ers great RB Joe "The Jet" Perry has passed away at the age of 84, it was reported by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Niners on Monday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 02, 2013
Asomugha has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.||||||| The former All-Pro was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12 after two disappointing seasons - and now he is ready to help the 49ers return to the Super Bowl and win after losing 34-31 to the Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
Posted March 12, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles have released Asomugha, just two years after he was the NFL's most sought-after free agent.||||||| The Eagles announced the move in a statement Tuesday. General manager Howie Roseman says he and new coach Chip Kelly spoke to Asomugha and "he took the news with a lot of class." Roseman says the Eagles talked to Asomugha's agents at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month about the cornerback's future with the team. "In the end," Roseman says, "Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond."
Posted Aug. 14, 2012
Asomugha has whiplash-type symptoms, according to coach Andy Reid, but no concussion after a mid-air collision on Monday.||||||| Asomugha skipped Philadelphia's Tuesday walkthrough after the collision with safety Nate Allen left him motionless on the turf for several minutes. A day later, he had a laceration on his lip and a sore neck. But no concussion. "He's been tested," Reid said. "Everything's OK there. He wasn't knocked out. That's not what happened when he was hit. He was completely conscious the whole time."
Posted Aug. 13, 2012
Asomugha was evaluated for a concussion after colliding with teammate Nate Allen during a training-camp session Monday.||||||| Asomugha, signed as a free agent last year after spending his first eight seasons with Oakland, was also left with a lacerated lip and sore neck as a result of the mid-air collision, which occurred on a pass play during a seven-on-seven period. Asomugha remained face-down and motionless as team trainers came to his aid and several teammates knelt around him.
Posted Dec. 01, 2011
Asomugha sustained a neck injury and is being examined for a head injury after hitting his head on the turf against the Seattle Seahawks.||||||| Asomugha was hurt in the second quarter Thursday night on a pass intended for Seattle receiver Mike Williams. Asomugha was motionless on the field for a few moments before getting up and walking off under his own power. The team said he was questionable to return.

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