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Asante Samuel is on the block

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08:00 AM ET 04.19 | An occasionally awkward marriage in Philadelphia may be nearing its end. [The Eagles] have been shopping former Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel around the league before next week's draft, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Samuel, who led the NFC in interceptions in two of the past three years, is scheduled to make $9.9 million this season. He attended the Eagles' voluntary workouts this week. Samuel's name has been mentioned in trade talks ever since the Eagles acquired cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in July 2011. When training camp opened that August, Samuel missed the first four days. When he arrived, Samuel openly wondered if the team wanted him.

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April 19, 2012  08:05 AM ET

more old news.

April 19, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Another piece of the puzzle for the Raiders...

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April 19, 2012  08:17 AM ET

More news that isn't.

April 19, 2012  08:20 AM ET

For Andy Reid, "the block" is a cheese block.

April 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET

He'll be a great fit with the Raiders or the Bengals.

Mind you, Jerry's checkbook never met a burnout it didn't love.

April 19, 2012  08:27 AM ET

I guess he doesn't have to 'wonder' anymore.

April 19, 2012  08:32 AM ET

If Asante is willing to negotiate on money, he would be a pretty good acquisition for any team. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see him back in New England.

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April 19, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Another piece of the puzzle for the Raiders...

LOL!!!

April 19, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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If Asante is willing to negotiate on money, he would be a pretty good acquisition for any team. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see him back in New England.

He said he would take a pay cut, a few weeks ago.

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April 19, 2012  08:56 AM ET

new england eh i do wish he would be back in new england :)

April 19, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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He costs the Eagles 9.9 Million against the cap this season...anybody that trades for him is an idiot...they will have to flat out release him for cap reasons, and then you can sign him to a sensible three year contract, with out having to give up a pick.

I'd give up a fourth for him, particularly if I was sitting on a lot of picks like the Pats are.

If you wait for him to be cut, then you get into a bidding war with somebody stupid who will overpay, and nobody but Asante and his agent end up happy.

April 19, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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I guess he doesn't have to 'wonder' anymore.

you beat me to it

April 19, 2012  09:42 AM ET

I wouldn't complain since he nor anyone else is getting a ring wearing an Eagles uniform.

How many SB's does the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants have?

April 19, 2012  09:47 AM ET

If the Raiders do end up (essentially) trading DB's with the Eagles, I think the Raiders will end up with the better deal.

April 19, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Look: It is not just the 9.9 million this year. He is due 11.4 million next year.
Ya don't lay out 20 million then have him a FA after two years. Andy , he is yours to keep or cut.

 
April 19, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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I wouldn't complain since he nor anyone else is getting a ring wearing an Eagles uniform. How many SB's does the Redskins, Cowboys, and Giants have?

A total of 12...good point.

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