Everybody stop -- hold the phone! Nnamdi Asomugha practiced on Friday, and for me, that's big news. I'm often extremely pessimistic regarding free agent signings and the like .. it's those undrafted free agents I'm crazy about. But with Asomugha, I think he's got a lot to offer and I personally believe he will be the best cornerback on the team next season.
The Philadelphia Eagles wrongly used Asomugha in so many ways. He's not a zone corner by any definition and if he can keep himself in shape, I expect him to do very well in man-to-man this season. I'm still excited for Chris Culliver going forward, but Asomugha has a couple good seasons left, I think.
Anyway, we're just going to go with quick links today. I've been making an effort at adding more substance but I'm absolutely swamped tonight. Enjoy the links, folks.
Goodwin agrees to pay cut to remain on team (Maiocco)
Bridging logic gap on Grabtree, Harvin (Sando)
Bill Barnwell on the state of the San Francisco 49ers (Grantland)
Lockette, Jenkins, Patton will compete for Crabtree's spot (Maiocco)
Nnamdi Asomugha -- Inside his first open OTA practice (Lynch)
QB matters most, with or without Crabtree (Sando)
Putting Michael Crabtree's 2012 production into perspective (Cohn)
49ers' Crabtree gets encouraging words from Broncos receiver (Press Democrat)
49ers' Reid Soaking it all in at Safety (NBC Bay Area)
Harbaugh Looks for Young WRs to Emerge (49ers)
From Candlestick to Levi's (CSN Bay Area)