Unless you live under a rock then you know that the day's big news was the 49ers signing of Nnamdi Asomugha, former superstar cornerback turned dream team destroyer in Philadelphia. You'll all remember me saying that this seemed all but impossible. I love it when I'm wrong!
It appears he's signed to a team-friendly deal and is not guaranteed a roster spot. This adds a lot of intrigue to the 49ers' secondary. Five cornerbacks made the roster last season and it would be assumed that five will make it again this year. That leaves Tremaine Brock and Perrish Cox at the bottom of the depth chart. Or might we see a cut for salary's sake? It would appear Carlos Rogers is safe after passing the crucial April 1 bonus date. Tarrell Brown is a free agent after this year and cutting him would clear up the most space, but he was our best corner and it would be foolish to cut him. We'd love to see big things out of him in a contract year. And then there's Chris Culliver. Probably the least likely to be touched based on salary, length of contract and level of play. Oh the drama.
Nnamdi Coming Home
Christian Gin gets the honors of breaking the news to you. It's a 1-year, $1.35 million deal. You don't get more team friendly than that. I hoped that with his $4 million guaranteed from the Eagles that he'd choose the redemption option and it looks like he did. | Free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha signs with 49ers (Gin)
BASG drops his thoughts on the topic, including the tantalizing rumor of Culliver being switched to FS. I mean, the FO has made zero serious steps to solve the empty safety position. If we don't draft someone then it's a near certainty, right? There are also embedded tweets, one of my new favorite things now that I learned how to do it a few weeks back. | 49ers sign Nnamdi Asomugha (BASG)
Donte Whitner explains exactly why Nnamdi is going to succeed as a 49er. Well, he can't really say otherwise about his new teammate, now can he? | Whitner believes Nnamdi is a good fit for 49ers defense (Gin)
Sando explains why Nnamdi must earn his keep. He also explains the financial situation of the cornerback situation for the 49ers. Nnamdi will make less than Randy Moss did last year. | Nnamdi must earn it with 49ers (Sando)
Why the Asomugha signing makes sense for everyone involved (49erswebzone)
49ers sign Nnamdi (Mercury News)
Colt McCoy, Upstaged, But Not Forgotten
For anyone not happy with the Colt McCoy trade, read this! Making the switch saved the 49ers $7 million dollars! OK, I'm fudging the facts a bit, but it's still a nice thought. | 49ers' backup QB switch saves $7 million (Sando)
I had said on Twitter that Colt McCoy has the same skill set as Alex Smith but without all the intangibles. I should amend that, because, Alex developed his intangibles under Coach Harbaugh. We didn't think much of Alex as a leader or locker room presence before '11, now did we? | Colt McCoy, the new Alex Smith? (Maiocco)
If you were going to try for a fresh start as a backup quarterback after falling out of favor as a starter, is there a place you'd more like to land than in the lap of Harbaugh on a championship caliber team. | McCoy, pummelled in Cleveland, gets fresh start with 49ers (NBC)
Here is the all-ecompassing Colt McCoy piece from the official website. It's got a video interview and audio from his media conference call in it so I don't have to link to those two later on. Nice one, guys! | Colt McCoy 'thankful' to join 49ers (49ers.com)
Here's a transcript of the McCoy interview. | McCoy; 'It's good to get a new fresh start' (CSN)
Carson Palmer, Colt McCoy deals showcase NFC West (NFL.com)
Other News You Probably Missed
Kevin Lynch gives a 49ers' draft agenda from a position by position perspective. He explains what the needs are at each group and what range pick should be used to address it. | How the 49ers should use their 2013 draft picks (SF Gate)
VIDEO - 49 in 49: DE Bjoern Werner (49ers.com)
Matt Maiocco's 49er Chat Transcript (CSN)
Coaching candidate Greg Roman a victim of his own, Niners' recent success (Yahoo!)
And that's it, guys. Once again I'm having trouble viewing Barrows' blog. You all know where to find it if you must. I'll check into it. Maybe it's an overseas issue. Anyone else besides Ajra having issues?
Being a Sheep
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