Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Report: Samuel's contract holds up Falcons trade


The Falcons reportedly are the latest team involved in trade talks with the Eagles for cornerback Asante Samuel.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the hangup with getting a deal done again isn't over compensation. The Eagles were in discussions with Denver last week, but the 31-year-old Samuel balked at the Broncos' request to restructure his contract.

Samuel has agreed to rework his deal, sources have said, but apparently he's looking to keep most of the approximately $10 million he's slated to earn next season. The Falcons, like the Broncos, are probably offering a late-round draft pick.

The Eagles were originally believed to be in search of a third or fourth round pick for the four-time Pro Bowl corner, but they're willing to take less in return, NFL sources have said. They want to get a deal done before the draft starts on Thursday. They may have to wait until then, however.

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