Sunday, March 25, 2012

Eagles still working to trade Asante Samuel


Despite a few potential obstacles, the Eagles will try to trade Asante Samuel before April's draft according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The cornerback is 31 and due to earn $9.5 million next season, so it's unlikely they'll get anything close to what they would have had last August in a near-complete swap with the Detroit Lions.

In fact, he was part of the process after the Eagles and Lions agreed to an exchange that would have netted the Birds two second-day draft picks. That deal, though, fell apart for reasons other than draft compensation.

Despite the difficulties in dealing Samuel, he is a proven corner and one of the best pickoff artists in the game. There will be a market for such a player in today's pass-happy NFL.

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