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Pro Football Zone:
Even though there have been a lot of rumors swirling around about the Philadelphia Eagles looking to trade cornerback Asante Samuel, Samuel still believes he’s an important part to them finally capturing their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
“Any time your name comes up, of course you’re going to pay attention,” Samuel said. “It’s my future. I’m not going to dwell on it or whatever, but I just know the Eagles’ main focus is to win a Super Bowl and I think I’m an important part of that, so we’ll see how it goes.”
Samuel claims that he wants to play for the Eagles and his future is up to management.
“Of course, I love it here. This is my home. I’ve never been to a place I love more than Philadelphia,” Samuel said. “It’s up to management. I want to be here. I’ve always voiced that opinion. It’s up to them.”
At the end of the day, if the Eagles aren’t able to trade Samuel or restructure his current deal, they’ll likely be forced to cut him since he’s scheduled to make just over $9 million in 2012
BEST OF MAXIM
If the Philadelphia Eagles are thinking about drafting a quarterback in round two or three of the 2012 NFL draft, it might behoove them to reconsider that idea.
I posted this a few weeks ago but it’s worth repeating since the buzz about the Eagles drafting a QB early is gaining steam. Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reported recently the following:
A buzz is building...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have been shopping cornerback Asante Samuel around the league, before next week’s NFL draft.
Samuel only allowed 10.2 yards per catch, a quarterback rating of 52.4, and surrendered only 296 yards, per ProFootballFocus.com. It’s clear he still has plenty of goof football left in him.
Peter King of SI.com wrote in this week’s installment of his Monday Morning Quarterback column that the Philadelphia Eagles don’t want to trade up from the 15th pick to anywhere between the 3rd and 8th picks of the draft. He also believes that their interest in Ryan Tannehill has been “overstated.”
King also said that the Eagles have been “sniffing around” the quarterback...
Though we knew before who they would face in 2012, we know now when.
The NFL released schedules for the 2012 season on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Eagles have five–count ‘em–five prime time games.
Philadelphia will open the season on September 9 versus the Cleveland Browns, and have their home opener the following week against the Baltimore Ravens.
You ready? The full schedule...
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I posted as close to a real-time reaction to the release of the Eagles schedule last night. I restated the obvious, that at first blush the schedule looks significantly tougher than last season.
I also had an initially positive reaction to what I saw in print. Those positives would be the fact that the Eagles play consecutive road games only once...
Noted former animal abuser Michael Vick appears to have learned his lesson from dogfighting and is voicing his support for an Alabama law that would enforce stricter punishments for another form of animal mistreatment: cockfighting.
“Alabama has the weakest cockfighting law among all 50 states,” Vick said in a statement Monday. “I made a mistake by getting involved in animal...
The 2012 NFL draft is a week and a half a way. Have there been major shifts in the conventional wisdom of who the Eagles may take with their #15 overall pick?
Let’s have a look at what the latest mock drafts have the Eagles doing in the 2nd round.
Boston College ILB Luke Kuechley is still thought to be a likely pick for Philadelphia by Rob Rang of CBS Sports, citing his amazing...
We've known for awhile who the Eagles will be facing in 2012 but now we know exactly when they will be playing each opponent:Week 1: 9/9 Eagles @ Browns, 1 pmWeek 2: 9/16 Ravens @ Eagles, 1 pmWeek 3: 9/23 Eagles @ Cardinals, 4:05 pmWeek 4: 9/30 Giants @ Eagles, 8:30 pm (Sunday Night)Week 5: 10/7 Eagles @ Steelers, 1 pmWeek 6: 10/14 Lions @ Eagles, 1 pmWeek 7: BYEWeek 8: 10/28...
The NFL released the 2012 Schedules moments ago. The Philadelphia Eagles open their season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, September 9th. There are two Monday night games, one at the New Orleans Saints on November 5th and the other on November 26th in Philly against Carolina. There IS a Thursday game on the schedule, but not the one that people hoped for. There will NOT...