Asomugha to retire 2 years after $60M deal
Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, will retire as a member of the Oakland Raiders after 11 years in the NFL.
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, will retire as a member of the Oakland Raiders after 11 years in the NFL.
The Raiders said Asomugha, 32, will announce his retirement officially at a news conference at team headquarters Friday.
Asomugha had his greatest success in the NFL with the Raiders, totaling 11 interceptions after being drafted in the first round out of California in 2003. He earned three Pro Bowl selections in eight seasons in Oakland and was a first-team All-Pro in 2008 and '10.
Asomugha struggled after joining Philadelphia as a high-profile free agent in 2011, a contract that paid him $25 million guaranteed. After two seasons with the Eagles, Asomugha played three games with San Francisco this season, making only two tackles, before being cut last month.
Oakland said Asomugha will be joined at his announcement Friday by legendary Raiders defensive backs Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Charles Woodson.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police 25 min ago
- Vice principal commits suicide after ferry accident 46 min ago
- Popular chocolate maker reopens in time for Easter 54 min ago
- Montco hall closes weeks before bride's wedding
- Search continues for robbers in armored car heist 57 min ago
- Penn State police: 3 posed nude at Nittany shrine
- Stalkers have QVC host living in fear
- McNabb serves 1-day sentence after DUI arrest
- 13 pound baby born at Delco hospital
- Video: Hero twins yell, hit carjacker to escape
- Driver killed in collision with taxi cab in...
50 min ago
- Firefighters battle 3-alarm blaze in...
47 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos