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Are Eagles Close to Dealing Asante Samuel?

Asanate Samuel could be traded this off season. (Jim McIsaac, Getty Images)

Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean is shooting down a CSN Philly report that the Titans are close to acquiring Asante Samuel.

Wyatt writes that “no deal is imminent,” and characterizes the Titans’ interest as “lukewarm at best.” Wyatt also insists “there’s no way they’d give up a third-round pick for him.”

This would counter a report by CSN Philadelphia’s Derrick Gunn that the Eagles could trade Asante Samuel to the Titans “some time in the next few days.”  Tennessee is on the lookout for a top corner after losing Cortland Finnegan to the Rams

A report on Tuesday suggested that Asante Samuel would not let a possible restructuring of his contract “impede” a trade this offseason.  Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles hope to have him moved by the draft. With Samuel now 31 and due $9.4 million, however, a deal won’t be easy. Be that as it may, the Eagles are unlikely to enter 2012 with Samuel still on the roster.

Fox Sports Detroit’s Mike O’Hara reports there’s “not a chance” the Lions will trade for CB Asante Samuel.  Samuel’s age (31) and salary ($9.9 million) as well as the Eagles’ asking price are all stumbling blocks to a potential trade.

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