Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha retires from NFL

See also

Things were never the same for former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha since his time with the Oakland Raiders. As ESPN reports on Dec. 27, Asomugha has decided to retire as a member of the Raiders.

Heralded as one of the best corners in the NFL when he entered free agency back in 2011, Asomugha signed a five-year $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. After just two seasons with the Eagles, Asomugha found himself searching for a new team and also searching for his former self as his time in Philadelphia was a major disappointment.

The 32-year old corner was given another chance this year with the San Francisco 49ers. After just playing three games with the 49ers, Asomugha was released and again found himself looking for another job in the NFL before deciding to call it a career.

In eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Asomugha was named to the first-team All-Pro team in both 2008 and 2010. He totaled 11 interceptions and was considered one of the best lockdown corners in the league.

According to the Raiders, Asomugha will officially announce his retirement at the team headquarters.



  • Lance Armstrong steps back into the spotlight with a new instructional video
    Watch Video
  • The Penguins and Canadiens take early series leads in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • It only took 14 innings, but the Red Sox emerge victorious over Chicago 6-4
  • Chris Johnson finally finds a home, signing a 2-year deal with the Jets
  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank will bring an MLS franchise to Atlanta in 2017
  • The NBA Playoffs are set, find out which team has the best odds to win it all

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!