|National Football League|
|Dec. 27 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET23:13 GMT7:13 AM 北京时间4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST5:13 PM CT3:13 UAE (+1)18:13 ET21:13 - Less than three years after being one of the most prized free agents on the open market, Nnamdi Asomugha' NFL career is over.
Analysis: Asomugha formally announced his retirement on Friday at the Oakland Raiders' headquarters, ending his 11-year career at the place he had his most success.
|Sep. 6 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET22:41 GMT6:41 AM 北京时间3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST5:41 PM CT2:41 UAE (+1)18:41 ET21:41 - Asomugha was named as San Francisco's No. 3 cornerback this week, and the four-time All-Pro is prepared for extensive action when the 49ers begin the season against the prolific passing attack of the Green Bay Packers.
Analysis: The 49ers signed the 11th-year veteran earlier this year specifically to help in these kinds of situations. San Francisco finished third in the NFL in total defense last season but the 49ers struggled defending the pass down the stretch and throughout the team's playoff run to the Super Bowl.
|Apr. 2 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET22:27 GMT6:27 AM 北京时间3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:27 PM CT2:27 UAE (+1)18:27 ET21:27 - Asomugha has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that could pay him as much as $3 million this year.
Analysis: The former All-Pro was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12 after two disappointing seasons - and now he is ready to help the 49ers return to the Super Bowl and win after losing 34-31 to the Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
|Mar. 12 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET19:29 GMT3:29 AM 北京时间12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST1:29 PM CT23:29 UAE15:29 ET18:29 - The Philadelphia Eagles have released Asomugha, just two years after he was the NFL's most sought-after free agent.
Analysis: The Eagles announced the move in a statement Tuesday. General manager Howie Roseman says he and new coach Chip Kelly spoke to Asomugha and "he took the news with a lot of class." Roseman says the Eagles talked to Asomugha's agents at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month about the cornerback's future with the team. "In the end," Roseman says, "Coach and I both felt we needed to move in a different direction at the cornerback position for 2013 and beyond."