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San Francisco 49ers to waive Nnamdi Asomugha

The San Francisco 49ers will waive former Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha when they activate Eric Wright.


The San Francisco 49ers announced that they've placed veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha onto waivers Monday.

Asomugha, who became the odd man out when the team needed space for cornerback Eric Wright's return from the Non-Football Injury list, signed a one-year deal with the 49ers during the offseason after being released two seasons into his five-year deal (worth $60 million) with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Allowing five touchdowns and an opposing quarterback rating of 120.6 in his final year with the Eagles in 2012, Asomugha's career has been noticeably declining; he's been a game-day inactive every week for the 49ers since Sept. 22. During his only start with San Francisco, he was picked on by the Green Bay Packers in week one, allowing four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown.

We only only caution those of you about to suggest that the Bengals should sign him. There is nothing wrong with wondering if available free agents would help make the Bengals better. Asomugha, on the other hand, has been released by two teams in the span of eight months and hasn't been particularly productive since he was the Pro Bowl cornerback in Oakland.

Anything is possible; the Bengals resurrected cornerbacks Adam Jones and Terence Newman. Though the one consistent in that is they played on Mike Zimmer's defense in Dallas. I believe it's more likely that the Bengals will continue to see what they have in cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick and Brandon Ghee.