Nnamdi Asomugha was a shutdown corner with the Oakland Raiders, and there are teams in need of his services.
Asomugha struggled mightily with the Eagles after signing a lucrative deal, and he was cut after the second year of his five-year deal. Despite some interest, Asomugha remains unsigned. He didn't intercept a pass in 2012, although he recorded 55 tackles.
Teams in need of secondary depth, like the San Francisco 49ers, could definitely use a potential shutdown corner like Asomugha. With the right fit and a winning environment, Asomugha can bounce back from rough times in Philadelphia under less pressure, which could definitely lead to success.
Asomugha is best when up tight against a receiver, and he got a lot of those looks in Oakland with the Raiders. However, he wasn't used properly in Philadelphia, which limited his production. Asomugha can be effective if he is used properly, and he can even take some of the best receivers and shut them down.
According to this NFL.com article, Asomugha was thrown at an incredible 98 times from 2008-2010. In 48 games, he was thrown at 98 times, which is about two times per game. Because of that, one receiver was basically taken out of the game. Having a guy like that on your team could change everything and drastically improve the secondary.
Asomugha is still at an age where he can do damage, as he is 31. Teams can get him cheap due to his struggles in 2011 and 2012, and if Asomugha reverts to his Raider ways, they'll get a bargain. He is a low-risk, high-reward signing, and he is one of the most talented players on the market.
And if he can produce again in 2013, he may be one of the best signings this offseason.