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08:34 AM ET 04.21 | The Eagles received a trade offer from the Denver Broncos for cornerback Asante Samuel, an NFL source said. The Denver Post first reported the Broncos' interest in the four-time Pro Bowler. According to the newspaper, Denver had two offers on the table - one involving a fifth- or sixth-round pick in next week's draft, the other for an unnamed player. The Eagles were believed to be seeking a third- or fourth-round pick for Samuel, but are willing to take less than that, according to two NFL sources. So what is the hang-up? While Samuel has agreed to restructure the remaining two years of his contract - he's slated to earn $10 million this season and $11.5 million next season - he has yet to consent to some other requests by Denver, sources said.

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April 21, 2012  08:41 AM ET

He's been discounted and put on the clearance rack!

April 21, 2012  08:50 AM ET

None of the remaining money on his contract is guaranteed money. All teams have to do is wait. The Eagles are hoping for something in return , anything. Their only other options are to keep him, not likely, or cut him.

April 21, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Boring. How many threads are we going to have about an overpaid DB who isn't play so well?

April 21, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

None of the remaining money on his contract is guaranteed money. All teams have to do is wait. The Eagles are hoping for something in return , anything. Their only other options are to keep him, not likely, or cut him.

This guy is on the downside of his career. Maybe Dan Snyder would trade for him.

April 21, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Now you know why:

The Eagles have committed $127 million to next years, 2013, salary cap, They would be most likely at or near the cap if they do nothing in the off season and the Eagles defense is 80% free agents. They are lousy drafters for defense. They know they have to move some big contracts or release guys next year.
Here are some of salaries for next year:

Vick $17.9 million
DeShean Jackson $9 million
Jason Peters $10.7 million
Nnamdi $15.3 million
The front four on defense is due a total of $20 million

Ya get the idea. Samual and his $11 million is not an option. It is win now for the Eagles and a whole lot of changes in 2013.

SeSean McCoy is NOT signed for 2013. That is a big reason they will need a lot of cap room.

If you want more, here it is: http://www.eaglescap.com/next.html

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April 21, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Stu..........Tell me how you really feel with your new avatar and name.............

I am angry beyond measure that next year I will not be able to watch one of the greatest QBs of all time wearing the horseshoe. I really wish that the Colts were on Denver's schedule. Maybe next year. I'd love to see Peyton stick it to 'em.

I also think we have several years of bad football before the Colts are good again.

April 21, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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None of the remaining money on his contract is guaranteed money. All teams have to do is wait. The Eagles are hoping for something in return , anything. Their only other options are to keep him, not likely, or cut him.

Yeah, but is he worth waiting for? He didn't play as well in 2011, shies from tackling and shoot his mouth off. Hated the acquisition of Rogers-Cromartie and Asomugha. I wouldn't want him in my clubhouse at any price.

April 21, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I am angry beyond measure that next year I will not be able to watch one of the greatest QBs of all time wearing the horseshoe. I really wish that the Colts were on Denver's schedule. Maybe next year. I'd love to see Peyton stick it to 'em. I also think we have several years of bad football before the Colts are good again.

I gotta agree. Green Bay did well to draft when they did and allow an intelligent rookie to sit and learn. He showed a lot of patience and class and it paid huge dividends. As much grief as that organization's management took about doing little in free agency, they showed their smarts. Irsay and Polian and Dungee didn't spend a lot of time looking to the future and now the team and fans have to suffer through some tough years. They did that briefly when Manning was drafted but you'd think people would learn.

April 21, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Now you know why:The Eagles have committed $127 million to next years, 2013, salary cap, They would be most likely at or near the cap if they do nothing in the off season and the Eagles defense is 80% free agents. They are lousy drafters for defense. They know they have to move some big contracts or release guys next year. Here are some of salaries for next year:Vick $17.9 millionDeShean Jackson $9 millionJason Peters $10.7 millionNnamdi $15.3 million The front four on defense is due a total of $20 millionYa get the idea. Samual and his $11 million is not an option. It is win now for the Eagles and a whole lot of changes in 2013.SeSean McCoy is NOT signed for 2013. That is a big reason they will need a lot of cap room.If you want more, here it is: http://www.eaglescap.com/next.html

They're starting to remind me a bit of the Skins the way they handle their roster. I think Andy started out well enough and has become impatient. He should have grown impatient a few years back when McNabb couldn't get them over the hump.

April 21, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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They're starting to remind me a bit of the Skins the way they handle their roster. I think Andy started out well enough and has become impatient. He should have grown impatient a few years back when McNabb couldn't get them over the hump.

McNabb stated recently that he belongs in the HOF. NOt sure why, but he is sure of it.

April 21, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Yeah, but is he worth waiting for? He didn't play as well in 2011, shies from tackling and shoot his mouth off. Hated the acquisition of Rogers-Cromartie and Asomugha. I wouldn't want him in my clubhouse at any price.

He never liked contact much. don't know why any team would pay much in a draft pick or pick up anything near the money he thinks he is worth.

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April 21, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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McNabb stated recently that he belongs in the HOF. NOt sure why, but he is sure of it.

Not sure what the issue is, he like anyone else can driver over to the HOF pay his fee and go on in. Only way he will get in btw.

April 21, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Dream on Philly...

April 21, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Not sure what the issue is, he like anyone else can driver over to the HOF pay his fee and go on in. Only way he will get in btw.

good point.

April 21, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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McNabb stated recently that he belongs in the HOF. NOt sure why, but he is sure of it.

Another "Legend in his own mind"

April 21, 2012  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

McNabb stated recently that he belongs in the HOF. NOt sure why, but he is sure of it.

They should probably drug test him.

April 21, 2012  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

McNabb stated recently that he belongs in the HOF. NOt sure why, but he is sure of it.

Damn... Early onset dementia.

 
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