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As the 2012 NFL Draft inches closer, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to entertain offers for CB Asante Samuel. The latest team rumored to be interested in Samuel is the Atlanta Falcons, according to Jay Glazer on Twitter. The Eagles are believed to be willing to part ways with the veteran cornerback for just a sixth-round draft pick, but Samuel’s confiscatory contract is a sticking point. Samuel’s current contract calls for him to earn $21 million in the next two seasons.
Samuel has been open to a restructuring of his current contract, according to various reports in the media in recent weeks. He would likely have to be willing to play for significantly less in 2012 if he joins the Falcons as the team has large contracts already signed with current corners, Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson.
Last week, it was reported the Denver Broncos had preliminary talks with Philadelphia regarding Samuel. The Tennessee Titans have also been rumored to be interested in the veteran. ESPN’s Adam Sc...
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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...
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...
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.
The Atlanta Falcons have acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel
from the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL.com reported Wednesday.
As we noted just the other day, Asante Samuel is about to be traded. But his destination shouldn't surprise anyone.
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,...