PFZ – According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio are waiting to see if cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha can still cover. If he can’t, he won’t make their roster. A 10-year veteran, Asomgugha struggled mightily with the Philadelphia Eagles the past two seasons upon signing a big-money deal. After getting released, the 49ers signed him to a one-year, $1.325 million contract with no guaranteed money. He has to make the team to get paid. “It remains to be seen how well he can cover,” Fangio said last month. This is certainly the first time in his career that Asomugha is on the roster bubble.
Nnamdi getting cut from the Niners would be God’s perfect late-summer gift to Philly Fans. Just the words “Nnamdi Asomugha released from 49ers” creeping across the ESPN or NFL Network screen would inspire belly laughs and clinked glasses from millions of elated Eagles fans. Normally I don’t hold any ill will towards players once they leave the nest, but this is Nnamdi. Anyone who has followed the Eagles can see that this billion-dollar slow-footed walking haircut split the locker room with his inability to cover and giant sacks of unearned cash. Getting cut would be the kind of closure we need after a solid two years of getting Nnamdi’d.
Although I gotta give credit where credit’s due since Nnamdi married Kerry Washington last month. Pulling a Dwyane Wade with the hot 30-something black actress move. This dude Nnamdi gets to play Django roleplay with the real Broomhilda. Lucky man.