Posted April 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
The calendar says Howie Roseman will preside over his third NFL draft as general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. It's the first one he can really put his stamp on. Roseman replaced Tom Heckert in January 2010, just a few months before the draft - when most of the scouting and grading of players already was complete. Last year, the lockout changed much of the landscape, and free agency came after the draft. ''You want to put your own spin on it and you want to bring in some of your own people and the people that share your philosophy,'' Roseman said. ''And I think that takes time.'' With three of the top 51 picks in this draft, and nine picks overall, one thing is clear. The time is now. ''There's an evolution of trying to get guys, guys who have contracts, bring them into the building and if you're changing things, certainly in the first year, you can't do that right away because you're coming in in January, the s...

Philadelphia Eagles Get Peanuts In Return For Asante Samuel

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...

Philadelphia Eagles: 2012 Draft preview

The 2012 NFL Draft is upon us, which means that thousands of people will be tuned into hours and hours of speculation and only minutes of actual drafting. For example: “With the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Andrew Luck, quarterback from Stanford University.” It probably took you about four seconds to read that and will take about eight seconds...

Report: Falcons on Verge of Acquiring Four-Time Pro Bowler Asante Samuel

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...

Philadelphia Eagles 2012 Draft: Winning Last 4 Games of 2011 Proves Costly

Think back to December 1st, 2011, right after the Philadelphia Eagles took a beating at the hands of the hapless Seattle Seahawks, 31-14.  Do you remember how you felt? I do, and the two best words I can use to describe it without turning this into a profanity-laced tirade are angry and disgusted. That was the Eagles’ fourth loss in a span of five games to drop their record...

Brian Dawkins retires from the NFL as one of it’s greatest men.

“Can you feel that? Can you feel this that dog-gone beating in your chest? Can you feel what is about to happen out here on this field man?” That Brian Dawkins pre-game speech given in the huddle to his then Eagles team mates has been recited by my kid to his teammates before just about every game he has played since 2008. Brian Dawkins inspired him like so many others to...

AP source: Falcons acquire Samuel from Eagles

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...

Asante Samuel officially traded to the Falcons

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...

Report: Eagles deal Samuel to Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles, reported Wednesday.

Falcons deal 6th rounder for Samuel

Albert Breer of reports that the Falcons have agreed to a three-year $18.5 million contract with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, and subsequently agreed to send a sixth round pick to the Eagles in exchange for him. Samuel had two years left on his contract with the Eagles in which he would have been paid $21.5 million, but in order to make the trade happen...
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