|Asomugha to Play Sunday as Third Corner|
by Chris Biderman of NinersDigest.com, September 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm ET
Nnamdi Asomugha Profile
With the season beginning Sunday against the Packers' vaunted passing attack, Veteran corner Nnamdi Asomugha will be the team's third corner, Vic Fangio announced Thursday.
Asomugha had been a limited participant in practice since the third preseason game against Minnesota while dealing with an undisclosed injury.
"We're confident that he'll be able to play Sunday," Fangio said.
The former all-pro had been competing with Tramaine Brock during training camp to come on the field first in nickel situations.
There was a chance the Fangio would rotate Brock in according to matchups. But that won't be the case, as Asomugha won the job outright.
"He'll be the No. 3 guy starting the game on Sunday, unless something happens in between," Fangio said.
The team lost the incumbent Chris Culliver, who suffered a torn ACL early in training camp. Brock and Perrish Cox round out the group at corner behind starters Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers.