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The Detroit Lions have a need at cornerback heading into the 2012 NFL Draft, but they should explore a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for veteran CB Asante Samuel, again. Last season the Lions and Eagles were in talks for Samuel but the deal fell apart, now it appears that the Lions should open up discussions once again, especially given a Denver Post report.The Lions and Eagles have had a trade history of late, with the Lions wanting to execute a trade at the trade deadline for RB Ronnie Brown last season.
The Post reported that the Denver Broncos threw out an offer for the veteran corner which involved a player on their roster along with a fifth or sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. Detroit could still target a defensive back in the first-round of the upcoming draft, but the addition of Samuel would be a big gain for the Lions secondary heading into the 2012 regular season. Samuel is a solid playmaker and fits well in the Cover-2 scheme the Lions employ.
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The Eagles are reportedly desperate to unload Asante Samuel, and it is believed they would take as little as a third-round pick at this point just to get rid of him.
The Philadelphia Eagles found a partner in the Denver Broncos willing to trade for Pro Bowl corner Asante Samuel, per NFL sources. But Denver’s low offer–a 5th or 6th round player or an unnamed player–wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Per the Inquirer’s Jeff MacLane, the deal fell through because the Broncos and Samuel couldn’t come to terms:
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles have been looking for a third and possibly a fourth round pick for cornerback Asante Samuel. Now they’re willing to accept less than that.
The Broncos reportedly offered the Eagles a fifth or sixth round pick for Samuel. The reason nothing has happened yet is because he has agreed to restructure his contract,...
DENVER—A few weeks ago, the trade rumors in regards to Philadelphia Eagles corner Asante Samuel started to swirl like a pinwheel.
With the team having two other top flights CB’s on their roster in Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Samuel feeling displaced thanks to these acquisitions last year, the obvious conclusion was being overstated.
Today it surfaced...
The Philadelphia Eagles are seeking a fifth- or sixth-round pick for cornerback Asante Samuel, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The asking price has since dipped from when the club was reportedly looking for a third- or fourth-round pick, according to the newspaper.
The Denver Broncos, however, offered the fifth- or sixth-round pick for the four-time Pro Bowl corner, but the...
According the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos made an attempt to add Asante Samuel to the roster. Per the Denver Post, there were two proposals made. Both deals did not work out, and the deal will most likely not be made.
However, the Broncos no longer believe they can strike a deal, even though trade talks advanced to the stage where the team presented two proposals — one for...
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos have expressed interest in trading for Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel.
At this point the Broncos don’t believe they’ll be able to get a deal done to land Samuel after making multiple proposals to the Eagles.
The Broncos offered the Eagles their 5th or 6th round picks in next week’s draft for Samuel...
Earlier today we learned that the Philadelphia Eagles are still shopping cornerback Asante Samuel.
According to John Clayton of ESPN via Evan Silva, the Eagles are hoping to receive a third round pick in exchange for Samuel.
“They hope to get a 3rd-round pick … This could be one of those 2nd-day, 3rd-day draft-day trades,” said Clayton.