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Expect to hear some Asante Samuel trade talk


So Nnamdi Asomugha is a Philadelphia Eagle.  Still getting used to that one.

The move will be huge news in Philadelphia, especially to the Eagles’ former top-paid cornerback. We fully expect trade chatter to start surrounding Asante Samuel based on the following tweet from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The #Eagles plan is to carry all three CBs for the season unless they get a good trade offer,” McLane writes.

Translation: We would really love to hear your good trade offer.  Please send them to us.

Greg Cosell of NFL Films in the Philly area points out that Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both play bump and run coverage. Samuel does not and may not fit what they want to do in 2011.

Samuel is due $5.9 million in 2011, which is a reasonable enough salary. He’s currently not in training camp because of an “excused absence.”   It wouldn’t shock us if Samuel stays in Philly because he’s still very good and could be tough to deal at this late date.

We would officially like to thank the Eagles for keeping this week so damn interesting.

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70 Responses to “Expect to hear some Asante Samuel trade talk”
  1. flavordave says: Jul 29, 2011 6:56 PM

    Asante just gets on my nerves to watch. Hes a great zone CB but man up or tackling?? Ughh.

  2. cured76 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:57 PM

    I hope they keep all 3. Never know with injuries. With all 3, you can imagine how much fun a cover 2 or any nickel package would look. If our dline produces this year, we’ll be straight crushin’ fools.

  3. kurrmudgeon says: Jul 29, 2011 6:57 PM

    And here’s your consolation prize for loosing the Scrabble Sweepstakes Mr. Ryan

  4. feldman9000 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:57 PM

    Carolina for Dan Connor.

  5. pnut87 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:57 PM

    Wait for it…

    heck… even the Cowboys for a 1st.

  6. bambam1982 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:58 PM

    This is NUTZ

  7. trbowman says: Jul 29, 2011 6:58 PM

    Man, is Carlos Rogers flying under the radar or what?

  8. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 29, 2011 6:59 PM

    DO NOT TRADE ASANTE. He is the best ballhawk in the NFL but we got Nnamdi and DRC.

  9. offsideburns says: Jul 29, 2011 6:59 PM

    I’m pretty sure Asante will be just fine picking off Manning, Romo, and whoever the Redskins decide to throw out there because now they’ll have to throw his way.

  10. terrellblowens says: Jul 29, 2011 6:59 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Asante stays, yet I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes either. DRC has size and speed, maybe he can man the nickel and they make that their base package

  11. kane337 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:00 PM

    The Eagles still won’t win anything.

  12. ninjapleazee says: Jul 29, 2011 7:00 PM

    move Samuel to safety.. problem solved.

  13. Browns Blog by Shayler says: Jul 29, 2011 7:00 PM

    I can see the former Eagle GM Heckert maybe calling to find out the asking price and go from there.

  14. bennyblanco99 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:01 PM

    Obviously the 49ers won’t get him because they’ve done just about everything in their power this week TO GET WORSE!!! 😛

  15. bleedgreen80 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:02 PM

    lets go green!!! Indy bound Haters!!!

  16. steel6times says: Jul 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    The Bengals are looking to trade for him. Just heard…

  17. luvyablue says: Jul 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    who won the lockout battle?

    the Eagles

  18. JackLeone says: Jul 29, 2011 7:04 PM

    Since the let quinton mikell leave, move Samuel to safety….

  19. steel6times says: Jul 29, 2011 7:04 PM

    I forgot to add a Go Steelers!

  20. jaggedmark says: Jul 29, 2011 7:05 PM

    There is already talk in Detroit about Samuel, because the Lions defensive scheme fits Asante perfectly

  21. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 7:05 PM

    “Web would officially like to thank the Eagles for keeping this week so damn interesting”.

    I would officially like to thank the Eagles for preventing the NY Jerks from getting Asomugha.

  22. bleedblue18 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:06 PM

    I doubt to teams people will want to trade something good and pick up a 9 million dollar contract this season.

    If I was the eagles I would keep him but that is a lot of money tied up in one position.

  23. jimmysee says: Jul 29, 2011 7:07 PM

    So how much of the $120 mil salary cap is invested in these three Iggles?

  24. staff2cj4td says: Jul 29, 2011 7:07 PM

    I’m not an Eagle’s fan, I’m a Lion’s fan, but wow, the signing of NNamdi just put you guys at the head of the NFC. If you guys do move Asante to saftey, it’s over for the NFC! He’s always been a great ball hawk, free saftey roaming around would put him in the Pro-Bowl.

    now with that said……..GO LIONS!!!!

  25. nineroutsider says: Jul 29, 2011 7:07 PM

    So who are the Eagles going to rip off? Hopefully not the Niners…

  26. rodn3y1 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:09 PM

    austin tore nnamdi up not worried at all plus we got dez so haha

  27. cav2ya says: Jul 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    since the new rules say the teams can carry 90 players in preseason, if we don’t keep all three, keep them till the first day of the season… i’d like to see the m keep all three.. who cares if Samuels doesn’t play bump and run..what receiver is going to want to run against these 3? at either side??

  28. FinFan68 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    He is a ball-hawking CB that does not play bump & run very well. That equates to a playmaking free safety in pretty much any defensive set.

  29. caseysarasota says: Jul 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    “Web would officially like to thank the Eagles for keeping this week so damn interesting”.

    I would officially like to thank the Eagles for preventing the NY Jerks from getting Asomugha.

    I would officially like to thank the Eagles for STOPPING THE COWGIRLS FROM GETTING NAMDI and for making me lose my voice from screaming so loud. Its good to be an Eagles Fan.

  30. camjon32 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    I’d love to see the Lions get involved for Samuel. Maybe Cliff Avril plus a draft pick…Graham on PUP list makes this trade not look so bad, right?

  31. cav2ya says: Jul 29, 2011 7:11 PM

    Fly Eagles Fly.

  32. prplngold4evr says: Jul 29, 2011 7:11 PM

    Asante would fit in great with the Vikes Tampa 2 style, him on the outside along with Cedric and Winfield inside…….would love to see it

  33. pacash80 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:13 PM

    Send him to the Cards with Kolb and Bradley, get a few more draft picks, then shop those picks for some linebackers.

  34. offsideburns says: Jul 29, 2011 7:14 PM

    this has got to just burn the cowboys chaps, literally

  35. feldman9000 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:17 PM

    me cowboyz fan. me no can’t talk. dawg nnamdi can’t keep up wit da boyz. go austin for win!!

  36. nineroutsider says: Jul 29, 2011 7:18 PM

    Are the Eagles now as overrated as the Phillies?

  37. emmac13 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:19 PM

    Browns could use him opposite of Haden. With Young and Ward.

  38. fmwarner says: Jul 29, 2011 7:21 PM

    I think Asante would be a disaster at safety. He doesn’t hit anything. Instead I’d like to trade DRC for a safety.

  39. phillyphan975 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:24 PM

    Lions or Bears… :Lets see if the Birds can sneak in on the burress sweepstakes now… wow what a day… the Phillies have to do something to keep their names up here in Philly lol (all locals know how much the Eagles hate when the Phillies steal their thunder…)

  40. axespray says: Jul 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    could trade him for houstan draft picks or Darren Sharper and a Draft Pick..idk

  41. rabidmike says: Jul 29, 2011 7:27 PM

    umm, both the Cardinals and Bengals need a corner and need to spend money and are not named the Dallas Cowboys.

  42. steelybills says: Jul 29, 2011 7:27 PM

    The Patriots will probably get him back for a late round draft pick…damn Patriots!

  43. iamthorny says: Jul 29, 2011 7:30 PM

    Would love to see Favre return and face that Eagles secondary just so he could add the all-time single game interception record to his resume…

  44. towniesman says: Jul 29, 2011 7:30 PM

    Coulda came back to the Pats untill he shot off his ungrateful mouth

  45. kingjoe1 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:31 PM

    I think the Eagles are looking for DT or Linebacker for Asante. The Vikes, 49ers and Patriots have some interesting players who would fit into the Eagles system.

  46. phillyphever says: Jul 29, 2011 7:35 PM

    Hopefully they can get a LB for him. Either that or keep Asante and put him at safety.

  47. nikotoscani says: Jul 29, 2011 7:38 PM

    Asante could not tackle Ashante!

  48. pfatl says: Jul 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Enough with the Asante to safety talk. Safety’s actually have to hit people. Dawkins covered space and picked quite a few balls, but he hit like a linebacker. Samuel does not.

  49. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:41 PM

    Samuel should go home to Central FL and play for the Bucs…they need a corner

  50. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:43 PM

    Patriots are NOT going to pay $9 million a year for Samuel…gimmee a break.

  51. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    Samuel CANNOT play safety. he hates to tackle and he weighs like 185…are you serious?

  52. eacuna05 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    The 49ers didn’t even flinch when they heard Quinton Mikell was a FA and contacted Johnathan Joseph when he was already practically signed.

    Nothing convinces me they will be working a deal for Samuel.

  53. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 29, 2011 7:51 PM

    The Eagles are making it REALLY easy for Juan Castillo to make the jump from O-Line coach to D coordinator.

  54. thelmt82 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    I’d like to see the Browns go after Asante. The familiarity with Heckert and Jauron should make it an easy transition. A DB corps of Haden, Samuel, Brown, Ward, Usama Young, and Mike Adams would be quite good.

  55. bjones036 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:09 PM

    perfect spot is cleveland they have the cap room and just lost eric wright to the lions

  56. stairwayto7 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Asante to az for beanie wells and a draft pick!

  57. eaglesfan2 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:22 PM

    I love hearing from fans of the other teams that were “in it” to get him! So jealous!

  58. eacuna05 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:23 PM

    49ers, trade Frank Gore for Asante Samuel!

  59. heywoodjablome says: Jul 29, 2011 8:27 PM

    If they trade Asante, know what happens? Nmandi tears an ACL in week one.

  60. gojets111111 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:50 PM

    the eagles and nmandi made us look like crap;

    kill themmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  61. whyjaaay says: Jul 29, 2011 9:16 PM

    Thoughts on DRC to safety… Antrel Rolle, part II except he’s not getting moved because he sucks, but because he’s…. not good enough?

    Eagles secondary would look like this: Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Nate Allen. Wow…

  62. phillyrick22 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:37 PM

    i really like the nnamdi signing but i love sante, he has been an integral part to our defense… it would be better to keep all three DBs!!!!

  63. foszz says: Jul 29, 2011 10:53 PM

    They’d better keep all three of them if they want to make a run during the playoffs. Rodgers still possesses better players with Jennings, Driver, and Nelson.

  64. baboushka says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 PM

    WOWSERS! I am impressed with the Eagles. They will be so much fun to watch. I don’t think they have any intention of trading Samuels unless they get a deal they can’t refuse (unlikely). I think they will start all three to form the best D Backfield in the NFL. They’ll move either Samuels or Rogers-Cromartie to Free Safety ala Ed Reed. And then look out! Samuel could easily pick 15 passes in the middle at FS with corners flanking him like that. I sure wouldn’t want to throw against that secondary if they have even an average pass rush. Ballhawks like that can create a ton of coverage sacks!

    Reid and Belichick are swinging for the SuperBowl fence. Exciting stuff!

  65. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:52 PM

    love to see Asante at nickel CB. good luck throwing the ball then. but at the same time i feel for Asante because he’s obviously still one of the top CBs in the NFL and it would be sh*t playing a back up role. at nickel he can play off the line with press on the corners and be very effective watching the QB there and wont have to be as physical :S maybe..

  66. flyeaglesfly13 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:56 AM

    The best possible scenario would be to keep all 3. We’re all pumped up about all the off season moves the eagles are makin, don’t ruin it by trading one of the greats on the team. Now they need to pay Jackson and than sign a lb and once that is done think about maybe upgrading the protection to Vicks blindside since justice didn’t protect it very well. This team has the highest expectation of em all, superbowl win or major bust

  67. rabidmike says: Jul 30, 2011 1:10 AM

    I enjoy the quick thinking Eagle’s fans. “Just move him to Free Safety”! 2 problems with that.

    1. In addition to playing more zone than man coverage safties are usually asked to tackle and assit on running plays. Not really up Asante’s alley.

    2. Ball hawking by jumping routes and taking chances kind of defies the definition of the word safety. If he guesses wrong, the WR is taking it to the house.

    Here’s a 3rd one for free:

    Exactly who is going to do any tackling on this team during a running play? Sims, Bradley, Mickell, umm…. Your ends Babin and Cole will start lined up outside of the tackles and basically run straight up the field at the snap. Your linebackers are all undersized, Bunkley is not the same player any more, you safeties are smallish and inexperienced and Nmandi, Asante and Dominique (Sounds like Destiny’s Child 2.0) will be trying to make an interception.

    I’m not a Cowboys fan but their smartest move would be to bring back Barber. Because he, Torain and Jacobs are going to slowly, I mean v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y chug it down your throats.

  68. CKL says: Jul 30, 2011 4:30 AM

    pfatl says:
    Jul 29, 2011 7:39 PM
    Enough with the Asante to safety talk. Safety’s actually have to hit people. Dawkins covered space and picked quite a few balls, but he hit like a linebacker. Samuel does not.
    Hitting is meh except for some intimidation factor…tackling is what you really have to be great at esp. @ safety. Since your team likes my team’s former DBs…they have one who will hit everyone on the entire football field up to and including his own teammates..but can’t tackle (he takes horrible angles). He’s a safety too. Want him? This is his last year on his rookie deal I think. :p

  69. kycobb says: Jul 30, 2011 8:24 AM

    Asante is an all pro CB. Why would they trade him. I would hate for them to trade him. He’s been consistant since he been here. So what if he cant tackle. Ill take an int over a tackle any day. I hope we keep them all. All this is just rumors. How can you listen to all these experts talkin Asante trade and none of them had Nnamdi coming to Philly. Andy Reid said its going to be like Troy Vincent Bobby Taylor and Al Harris all over again. Just imagine QBs runnining from our pass rush throwing into our Secondary. Smh. “Can’t Wait” (B. Scott).

  70. vikingdoode says: Jul 30, 2011 11:08 AM

    Wouldn’t be suprise if the Vikings make a play.

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