San Francisco 49ers: Cutting Nnamdi Asomugha Would Be a Mistake

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The San Francisco 49ers would be making a mistake by cutting veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha if he can come back this season.  Another cornerback in Eric Wright is set to be added to the active roster once he is cleared to play.  The reason it would be a mistake is because Asomugha can still be effective at the nickel back spot and he big and physical.  Wright is quicker and faster but he is also smaller.  Both men can be kept on the roster with Wright starting at the nickel back spot and Asomugha being a backup safety.

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 former Defensive Player Of The Year and future Hall-Of-Famer Charles Woodson left to play for the Green Bay Packers.  Asomugha is 6-foot-2, weighing 212 pounds.  For a defensive back, he is big, physical and has an amazing reach that makes him one of the best press man cover backs in the league.

Whenever Asomugha gets back on the field, he will have to truly shine as defensive back Tramaine Brock has been playing at a high level.  If he ends up being cut their will be some teams to pick him up.  And many of those teams might contend in the NFC and face the 49ers prior to or during the playoffs.

John Ware is a San Francisco 49ers writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @OutermindMedia, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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