Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha
could be reunited with his former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Asomugha is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints
on Sunday, according to Comcast Sports Net Bay Area. Ryan, the Saints' new defensive coordinator, was Asomugha's coordinator with the Oakland Raiders
Asomugha visited the San Francisco 49ers
on Thursday but the team will not have serious contract talks with him until he finishes all his visits.
The NFL Network's Akbar Gbajabiamila reported on Sunday that the 49ers are in "a holding pattern" after having "serious discussions" last week with Asomugha and cornerback Charles Woodson
, who visited the team Wednesday.
The 31-year-old Asomugha starred for the Raiders but was a disappointment in his two years with the Philadelphia Eagles, who released him last Tuesday. He had signed a five-year,
He is guaranteed $4 million from the Eagles regardless of his next team or contract.
The 11-year veteran was regarded as one of the league's top cornerbacks while playing for the Raiders. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2008 and was named to the second-team in 2006 when he intercepted eight passes, including four for touchdowns. Asomugha was also a first-team All-Pro in 2010 after Ryan left. Additionally, he was selected to three straight Pro Bowls from 2008-10.
The Saints' defensive backfield currently includes recently-signed Keenan Lewis and 2012 starters Patrick Robinson and Jabari Greer.
The Times-Picayune reported that if Asomugha signs, the Saints may release Robinson or Greer.
New Orleans gave up a league-record 7,042 yards (440.1 per game) last season.
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