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Nnamdi Asomugha, Charles Woodson on 49ers radar

The San Francisco 49ers are looking for assistance in the defensive backfield, so how about a pair of former All-Pros?'s Akbar Gbajabiamila cited a league source to report that the team is engaged in 'serious' discussions with both cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and safety Charles Woodson.

Gbajabiamila played with the duo as a member of the Oakland Raiders.

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The 36-year-old Woodson met with the 49ers on Wednesday and wants to finish his career with a contender. Asomugha, released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, visited the 49ers on Thursday amid interest from the New Orleans Saints.

With Dashon Goldson defecting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Woodson makes more sense with the 49ers than he would have otherwise. The Niners also met with 25-year-old free-agent safety Louis Delmas on Wednesday, overall a more attractive target. Still, coach Jim Harbaugh isn't afraid to bring in veterans and we trust coordinator Vic Fangio's ability to squeeze production out of new faces.

It will be interesting to see if defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and the New Orleans Saints make a late play for the 31-year-old Asomugha. Ryan coached him with the Oakland Raiders and Ryan could use some cornerback help in New Orleans.

Asomugha earned $21 million over two seasons with the Eagles. Whoever gets him next will be in for a bargain by comparison. Placed in the right situation, both of these 30-somethings still have something to offer.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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