One of the best shutdown corners in the NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, will retire as a member of the Oakland Raiders after 11 years in the league.
The former All-Pro cornerback had his greatest success in the NFL with Oakland, totaling 11 interceptions after being drafted in the first round out of California in 2003. Asomugha
earned three Pro Bowl selections in eight seasons with the Raiders and was a first-team All-Pro in 2008 and ’10.
YouWager experts recall the 32 year-old had a hard time soon after joining the Eagles as a high-profile free agent in 2011, a contract that paid him $25 million guaranteed. After two seasons with Philadelphia, Asomugha played three games with the San Francisco 49ers this season, making only two tackles, before being cut last month.
According to the Raiders, Asomugha will be joined at his announcement today by legendary Oakland defensive backs Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Charles Woodson.