49ers GM Trent Baalke mentioned that free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha is someone that they are currently considering.
“Nnamdi is someone we’re considering, as well as a lot of other players,” Baalke said. “We had a great visit when he came in.”
Although, Baalke wasn’t willing to commit to the idea of offering Asomugha starting job next season.
“They leave with an understanding of what their role might be,” Baalke said. “There are a lot of things to process with a veteran player, especially at the stage of their careers that some of these guys are at.”
Asomugha recently visited with the Saints, who are in a better position to offer him a larger role, but there really isn’t a lot of interest in him right now. Even young cornerbacks have had a hard time securing decent contracts this offseason, which bode poorly for a veteran coming off of two hugely disappointing seasons with the Eagles.
We have him listed as the No. 14 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
Loomis didn’t say whether or not they made Asomugha a contract offer before leaving for the owners meeting in Arizona, but he did add they’re waiting for Nnamdi to make a decision regarding where he’ll be playing next season.
The 49ers are also believed to have interest in Asomugha, but there’s a chance he could be considering other options as well.
Previous reports indicated that New Orleans could be a potential landing spot for Asomugha. The Saints just signed CB Keenan Lewis to a five-year, $26 million contract, but could use another cornerback to round out their secondary. They don’t have a lot of cap space to work with, so Asomugha would have to be willing to accept a reasonable deal to join them.
Both players played in the Bay area earlier in their careers, so that too could be a selling point of sorts. They’re also unlikely to command much in terms of salary given that the market for defensive backs has been very limited this offseason.