The San Francisco 49ers started three cornerbacks during Thursday night's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, and Asomugha wasn't one of them. He was behind Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown and Tramaine Brock on the depth chart. With Eric Wright finally signing in San Francisco on Thursday, it's fair to wonder if Asomugha even makes the team.
Here's what else we learned during Thursday's six preseason games:
2. Niners backup quarterback Colt McCoy left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return. Scott Tolzien is next on the depth chart. McCoy stayed in the game for a while after the injury; coach Jim Harbaugh believed it was a stinger after the game. McCoy will get more tests.
3. Niners rookie tight end Vance McDonald backed up a strong training camp with four catches for 66 yards. Second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, meanwhile, did not start and had a fumble. Harbaugh was asked about Jenkins' performance:
"Uh, could have been better," Harbaugh said.
(We have our title for the Jenkins "30 for 30" documentary.)
1. Brandon Weeden and the first-team offense gave Browns fans reasons to be excited. Two long drives resulted in 10 points. Weeden was protected well and threw the ball with accuracy. Greg Little made some great catches. It's a start.
2. Browns running back Dion Lewis continued his hot month with three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. The former Philadelphia Eagle is angling to be Trent Richardson's backup. Also standing out in this game: Browns rookie pass rusher Barkevious Mingo.
1. Redskins wide receiver Donte' Stallworth left with a hamstring injury.
2. Maybe all of those Chris Johnson boasts this offseason meant something. He broke out with a 58-yard touchdown on one of his two runs. (Or maybe it's the preseason.)
3. Kudos to Pat White on his first game action in three years. Washington's No. 4 quarterback rushed for a 9-yard touchdown and then converted the two-pointer to win the game. White still is a long shot to make the team.
Chance Warmack is having a rough debut for a 10th overall pick. That might be kind.â Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) August 9, 2013
2. Josh Johnson reportedly looked great throughout training camp. The presumptive Bengals backup quarterback backed up that buzz with a strong performance. He threw for 100 yards and rushed for 64 more.
2. Tarvaris Jackson was very sharp in relief of Russell Wilson. Jackson should have the Seahawks' No. 2 quarterback job locked up over Brady Quinn. Rookie running back Christine Michael ran hard for 89 yards on 16 carries.
3. Philip Rivers played well and moved the ball in his only series.