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ATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says the Falcons have acquired four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal has not been announced.
The trade was made after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, 18.5 million deal with Atlanta. His current contract with Philadelphia calls for him to earn 9.9 million in 2012 and 11.4 million in 2013.
Atlanta is expected to send a draft pick to Philadelphia.
The 31-year-old Samuel gives Atlanta a strong trio at cornerback with Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
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Asante Samuel has been traded to the Atlanta Falcons for what has been described as an “undisclosed pick” in this year’s draft. The consensus, though not official, is that it’s Atlanta’s sixth-rounder.
Using the term “undisclosed pick” in compensation for Samuel is code for “we got absolute crap for a good player.”
How in the world did they only get so little...
It looks like Asante Samuel is going with a new set of feathers next season. The Falcons are "on the verge" of acquiring the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback in exchange for a late-round draft pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Samuel has played the last four seasons in Philadelphia after spending his first five seasons in New England. The 31-year-old has been the...
The latest buzz amongst Philadelphia Eagles beat writers, fans, bloggers and draftniks is now that Asante Samuel is gone, the team will look to replace him with an early-round pick (first or second round) in the 2012 NFL draft .
Call me crazy, but I just don’t agree.
We’ve known all along that Samuel would likely be traded before the draft, or during the draft...
According to Jeff McClane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially traded cornerback Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons. Right now we don’t know what Eagles received in compensation, but will update this post once we find out.
Samuel agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million deal with the Falcons in order to take a pay cut to make the deal happen. He...
Former Patriots DB Asante Samuel gets to play for the guy who scouted him in college.
As we noted just the other day, Asante Samuel is about to be traded. But his destination shouldn't surprise anyone.
The Atlanta Falcons have acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel
from the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL.com reported Wednesday.
Hey, the Falcons are finally showing up for free agency. Jay Glazer and Adam Schefter have reported Atlanta has been talking to the Eagles about their starting corner back Asante Samuel.
Soon to be a Falcon?
What this means for Atlanta, and Brent Grimes, after the jump.
The reports coming out the last week have suggested the Eagles will be getting a 6th round pick,...
Last year the Philadelphia Eagles had arguably the best cornerback trio in the league with Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Asante Samuel. At least on paper anyway.That group did a good job but they weren’t as good as people expected them to be with three high-rated, big-named corners occupying the same defensive backfield.Now that Samuel has been traded to the...