After a strong preseason, 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has won the No. 3 cornerback spot, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
As a result, Old Man Asomugha will have a new title when the 49ers open the regular season against Green Bay on Sept. 8: No. 3 cornerback.
Fangio said Asomugha has overtaken Tramaine Brock for that role, which had been filled by Chris Culliver before he sustained a season-ending ACL tear in training camp. Asomugha jumped ahead while Brock was dealing with an injury the past few weeks. Asomugha, who wore a noncontact jersey in practice Tuesday, is himself at less than full strength.
Still, Fangio said he has won the No. 3 spot.
“He’s done well in his reps that he’s had in the game and in practice,” Fangio said. “Particularly the last two or three weeks, he’s played much better.”
It’s certainly a good sign that Asomugha only gave up one reception for 5 yards in 39 snaps in pass coverage, per to Pro Football Focus.