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Free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha signs one-year contract with 49ers to return to Bay Area

The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM'-dee AH'-suhm-wah), 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 former All-Pro was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on March 12 after two disappointing seasons — and now he is ready to help the 49ers return to the Super Bowl and win after losing 34-31 to the Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Now, he gets another start right back where his football career began.

The 31-year-old Asomugha, a former college star at Cal, spent his first eight seasons with Oakland.