Are the Eagles Ready to Deal Samuel?
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said the door is always open for the Eagles to listen to trade offers for CB Asante Samuel, in a story by Geoff Mosher of the Wilmington News Journal.
"We’re always open to phone calls and to seeing if something works," Roseman said. He added, however, that he still believes Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie can co-exist in the same secondary. "Last year was a unique situation in terms of practice time and preparation time, so I think that it gives us an opportunity with this offseason, with a normal offseason, to kind of jell together."
With a contract number of $8.4 million the guess is that Samuel is more likely than not to be traded. The big question will be what can the Eagles get back in return, they already own a boatload of draft picks, but the feeling is they tired to deal Samuel last season but weren't offered enough.
There was nothing about his play in 2011 that suggested that he should be get a lot more then a third or fourth round pick in a trade.