After 11 seasons in the NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha is going to retire from the game at a 6 P.M. ET press conference tomorrow. Asomugha will be make the announcement after he signs a one-day contract with the team he spent eight years, making a name for himself: the Oakland Raiders.
Following an incredible 2006 season where he caught a career-high eight interceptions, Nnamdi was highly regarded as one of, if not, the best cornerbacks in the game. The subsequent years, Asomugha's interception totals went down, but that was primarily due to quarterbacks never looking in Nnamdi's direction.
Following the lockout in 2011, Asomugha joined the Philadelphia Eagles where he failed to live up to expectations. After two seasons, Asomugha was on the move once again to the San Francisco 49ers, but his stint in the Bay Area didn't even last an entire season.
At 32 years old, Nnamdi could potentially attempt to steer his career in the right direction after the last three unsuccessful seasons. However, Asomugha has decided to hang up his cleats and will probably spend more time with wife Kerry Washington and their soon-to-be first child. Not a bad trade-off, right?
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[via Pro Football Talk]