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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 for arguably a top 10 cornerback, a guy who makes his living intercepting passes and making plays?
Unfortunately, the answer is most likely due to Samuel’s contract demands with other teams that were in the mix for his services.
Jeff McLane reported a while back, and then reminded everyone via twitter that the Eagles could have had a second and third-round pick for him last summer had a deal with Detroit had gone through.
So, in just eight months time, the Eagles went from getting two second-day picks to an “undisclosed pick?” To say that’s a pisser is an understatement!
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News finally broke today after nearly a year of trying to shop Asante Samuel around. With many people thinking they would wait until draft day, the Philadelphia Eagles traded Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons in return for only a 7th round draft pick…yeah, I’m crying too.
Samuel signed a 3-year $18.5m deal with the Falcons and will face the Eagles in their Week 8 matchup...
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...
Asante Samuel trade talks have been plentiful over the offseason. First the Titans were interested. Then Denver and most recently the Atlanta Falcons. However, according to a report by ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, the Eagles and Falcons have agreed in principal to a trade. The compensation is agreed upon, and believed to be a late round pick. My guess is that it is a fifth rounder...
The Atlanta Falcons wound up landing Asante Samuel for the budget price of a seventh-round draft pick. That is the selection the Falcons sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the four-time Pro Bowl performer. It is the 229th overall pick in the draft. Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to make the trade happen. He now has a $18.5 million, three-year contract. Its...
Former Patriots DB Asante Samuel gets to play for the guy who scouted him in college.
A person familiar with the talks says the Atlanta Falcons are trying to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles before the NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the deal, which may include a draft pick, is not complete. The 31-year-old Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, would give the Falcons' new...
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.
In order to free up some salary cap space to fit in Asante Samuels three-year, $18.5 million contract, the Falcons restructured offensive guard Justin Blalocks contract. Blalock was a free agent last season and signed a six-year, $38 million contract. Before the restructure, Blalocks cap number was $5.3 million for 2012. The Falcons likely shifted some option bonuses around...
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...