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Former Raider CB Nnamdi Asomugha to retire

Former Raiders defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha will announce that he is retiring from professional football in a news conference at Raiders headquarters today, 12/27/13.   Asomugha will retire as a Raider following an 11-year NFL career that began when he was selected by Oakland in the first round (31st overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.  He played his college ball at California (Berkeley) for the Golden Bears

Less than 2 years ago, Nnamdi was one of the NFL’s most sought-after free agents. Now, he’s done with football.  The 11-year vet hasn’t worked since San Francisco cut him Nov. 5.   Asomugha, 32, appeared in only three games with one start for the 49ers after signing a one-year, $1.35 million contract that included another $1.65 million in incentives.

Asomugha spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Raiders, going to the Pro Bowl three straight years from 2008 to 2010.   Asomugha finishes his career with 15 interceptions, 72 passes defended and two sacks.

Fellow former Raiders defensive backs Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Charles Woodson — who’s back for a second go-round with the Raiders — will attend the retirement announcement, the team said.

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