49ers land former Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha

Ex-Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha could make $3 million this year with the NFC champions.

The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday that could pay him as much as $3 million.


Asomugha and the reigning NFC champions reached agreement on the deal Tuesday. The contract has no guaranteed money. Asomugha is due to earn a base package of $1.35 million with salary and bonuses, and could make an additional $1.65 million in incentives for playing time, awards such as the Pro Bowl and reaching the playoffs.

The former All-Pro was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12.

CARDINALS: The NFL has suspended inside linebacker Daryl Washington for the first four games of next season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Washington made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2012.

PANTHERS: The agent for unrestricted free agent Domenik Hixon says his client has agreed to a one-year contract.

Agent Eric Metz said his client is “very excited about joining Carolina” and feels it’s a “great fit” after spending the past two days visiting with coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Mike Shula.

REDSKINS: With Robert Griffin III rehabbing from a serious knee injury, Washington bolstered its alternative quarterback plan, bringing back Rex Grossman and giving Pat White another chance at the NFL.

Grossman agreed to a one-year deal to return to the team, and White also agreed to sign with Washington in a comeback attempt after three years away from the league.

RAIDERS: Signed free agent cornerback Tracy Porter, adding an experienced starter to an untested unit.

Porter played only six games last year for Denver because of problems with seizures and a concussion. He spent the previous four years in New Orleans.

BENGALS: Acquired quarterback John Skelton off waivers from Arizona to compete for the job backing up Andy Dalton.

Cincinnati has signed only one free agent from another club – QB Josh Johnson from Tampa Bay, who also will compete for the job.



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