No Nnamdi Asomugha for Saints

April, 2, 2013
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Nnamdi Asomugha won’t be joining the New Orleans Saints.

The veteran cornerback has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Adam Schefter. The deal reportedly could be worth up to $3 million.

But I don’t think Asomugha’s choice of the 49ers over the Saints was about money. The Saints don’t have a lot of cap room, but they could have found a way to make Asomugha fit. I think this might have had more to do with geography than anything else.

Asomugha had spent his career with Oakland before leaving for Philadelphia two years ago. He might have wanted to get back to the Bay Area more than he wanted to go to New Orleans.

It would have been nice for the Saints if Asomugha had decided to play for them because he has history with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But this isn’t disastrous for the Saints.

They already have signed Keenan Lewis and they still have Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson on the roster. I think that can be a trio of decent cornerbacks, if the Saints' pass rush gives them some help.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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