Multiple reports are saying that the 49ers have agreed to a contract with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
Adam Schefter, among others, says that the one-year deal is worth up to $3 million ($1.35 in base salary, the rest in incentives) and that Asomugha didn’t want any guaranteed money. Of course, he’s already paid $4 million by the Eagles just to get lost.
The 49ers and Asomugha were first linked three weeks ago. In the down time after both sides met, Asomugha also entertained interest from the Saints. Per Matt Barrows, the corner choice the Niners to return to his Bay Area roots and because he wanted to compete for a Super Bowl.
Asomugha, 31, is coming off a forgettable two seasons in Philly after being a highly sought free agent on the market in 2011. Assuming he can return to anything resembling his All-Pro form and reputation as one of the league’s top lockdown corners with the Raiders, Asomugha would be a much-needed upgrade to a Niners secondary that struggled in coverage last season.