Nnamdi Asomugha hoping return to Bay Area can revitalize his career

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Nnamdi Asomugha signed a one-year deal with the Niners after being cut by the Eagles.

Nnamdi Asomugha signed a one-year deal with the Niners after being cut by the Eagles.

If it turns out he's washed up, the Niners won't be overly put out. They signed him for a relative song: a one-year deal worth $1.35 million in base salary, none of the money guaranteed.

"He gives you a guy that can match up with big receivers -- which we have [a lot of] coming through the division," said secondary coach Ed Donatell. "In press coverage, which has been his signature, he's hard to get around."

Will Awesome Guy end up being a member of the 49er family? That will depend on whether he's getting better, or getting worse. As it says at the bottom of that banner, "You never stay the same."