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Nnamdi Asomugha Update: 49ers Telling People They're Out...Truth Or Smokescreen?

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The latest update in the Nnamdi Asomugha Sweepstakes comes courtesy of Michael Lombardi on the NFL Network. He reported that members of the 49ers front office are telling people they have withdrawn from the race. The 49ers front office could be speaking the truth or it could be a smoke screen. I'd lean towards the former, but who really knows at this point.

As it currently stands, odds would appear to be long that Nnamdi will end up in San Francisco in 2011. If he does great, but it's probably best to move past it...at least until the next rumor changes my tune. One sign to look for that they are in fact out is if they get a deal done with Dashon Goldson or another moderately priced free agent that might remove a decent amount of the team's current cap space.

While we wait for more news on this situation, the 49ers will have to consider some other free agent options at cornerback. The big options at this point would seem to be Antonio Cromartie, Chris Carr, Carlos Rogers and Richard Marshall. Some other names bandied about include Fabian Washington, Kelly Jennings and Phillip Buchanon. Only Carr has been linked to the 49ers, but these are just some of the options out there. And of course there's always a new contract for Nate Clements. Do the 49ers try and score two of the remaining names if Nnamdi ends up in New York, Oakland or Dallas?