Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha retires after 11 seasons, 79 INTs

Less than three years after being one of the most prized free

agents on the open market, Nnamdi Asomugha’ NFL career is over.

Asomugha formally announced his retirement on Friday at the

Oakland Raiders’ headquarters, ending his 11-year career at the

place he had his most success.

Asomugha made three Pro Bowls and was a two-time first-team

All-Pro during his eight seasons with the Raiders when he was

considered one of the league’s top cover cornerbacks.

But his career quickly fizzled after signing a $60 million,

five-year contract with Philadelphia in the summer of 2011. He was

cut after two years with the Eagles and played just three games

this season for San Francisco before being released in

November.