Former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire after 11 NFL seasons after signing a one-day contract with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Thursday.
Asomugha signed with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, but was released last month.
Asomugha, 32, spent his first eight seasons with the Raiders after being drafted with the 31st pick in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
He was one of the best cornerbacks in the league during that time, making three Pro Bowls and being named a two-time first-Team All-Pro.
He agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles, spending two seasons with the team before signing with the Niners.
TAGS: NFL, NNAMDI ASOMUGHA, OAKLAND RAIDERS
-Former Raiders defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha will announce his retirement from professional football in a news conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters on Friday, Dec. 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Asomugha will be joined at his retirement announcement by legendary Raiders defensive backs Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Charles Woodson.
Asomugha will retire as a Raider following an 11-year NFL career that began when he was selected by the Silver and Black in the first round (31st overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. The University of California product played eight seasons in Oakland, totaling 11 interceptions, earning three Pro Bowl selections (2008-10) and garnering first-team All-Pro honors twice (2008, 2010).
He played two years with the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12) and played with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this season. Asomugha finished his distinguished career with 15 interceptions and 80 passes defensed in 143 games (124 starts).
Who: Nnamdi Asomugha, accompanied by Willie Brown, Lester Hayes, Charles Woodson
What: Nnamdi Asomugha retirement press conference
When: Friday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Where: 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, Calif., 94502
*one of my my favorite players (until he signed with the niners) I'm glad to see him retire with the team that gave him the opputunity to play in the NFL. I'm curious how this all went down tho. Who called who?