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Broncos tried to trade for Samuel

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The Broncos apparently like their cornerbacks on the wrong side of 30.

According to Mike Klis the Denver Post, the team tried to trade for cornerback Asante Samuel, the 31-year-old cover man who has become a luxury the Eagles can no longer afford.

Per Klis, the Broncos made two proposals.  One would have sent a fifth-round or sixth-round draft pick to Philly, and the other would have sent a player.

The Broncos reportedly believe they can no longer make the trade happen.  On March 22, they signed former Saints conerback Tracy Porter (who is merely 25).  Last Friday, they cut veteran starter Andre’ Goodman, who is 33.

The elder statesman and No. 1 corner for the Broncos is Champ Bailey.  He turns 34 in June.

It’s widely believed that Samuel would have to reduce the value of the final two years of his contract in order to make a trade happen, given that he’s due to earn base salaries of $10 million and $11.5 million, respectively, over the next two seasons.  And so he essentially has the ability to veto any trade by saying he won’t cut his pay.

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39 Responses to “Broncos tried to trade for Samuel”
  1. joetoronto says: Apr 20, 2012 7:11 AM

    The Donkeys are this years dream team, they be dreamin.

  2. jenniferxxx says: Apr 20, 2012 7:12 AM

    Ha … so funny. The Eagles are just magic when it comes to finding trading chumps. They should bottle it and sell it.

  3. longdrive2011 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:16 AM

    So he elects to stay on the failing Preen Team instead of joining a winner.

  4. mikebe1 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:19 AM

    Broncos never give up fair value

  5. bum65 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:36 AM

    The donkeys are trying to sign all the guys Manning has thrown pick sixes too.

  6. mojosmagic says: Apr 20, 2012 7:46 AM

    The guy has more picks then anyone in football over the last 4 years and ignorant fans say he isn’t worth a 6th round pick?

  7. grizzlybear34 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:50 AM

    @mikebe1

    Not true, they offered the Bears a fair trade for Orton…

  8. 7to10for6allday says: Apr 20, 2012 7:50 AM

    Really ?? A 5 or 6 for a top 5 CB? He’s worth at least a 2 or 3.period!

  9. kylpama3 says: Apr 20, 2012 7:51 AM

    What do you consider fair value for a 31 year old cornerback, who isn’t even the second best on his team?

  10. mikeyhigs says: Apr 20, 2012 7:59 AM

    The Eagles have the cap space, and the cash. I would much rather have Asante Samuel than a 5th round pick.

  11. jruc says: Apr 20, 2012 8:03 AM

    I spent so much time from January all the way up until the Tracy Porter signing asking Woody Paige, Mike Klis, and Jeff Legwald the possibilities of a DJ Williams for Asante Samuel trade in their mailbags and to their emails. I was trying to spark something but they never featured my questions about the possibilities of it in their (even though they did feature ALOT of my questions during that time-span) and now the news breaks that the Broncos saw a cornerback tandem of Bailey and Samuel as valuable as I did. I wish it would have happened. Bailey is still a shut down corner (chexk the stats that MATTER most) and Samuels is a ballhawk. They would have definitely made our safties look good :(

  12. philvil41 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:04 AM

    Denver is such a JOKE!! What an OVERATED bunch of LOSERS.They will be lucky to finish 3rd in the AFC West.

  13. philvil41 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:05 AM

    Oh, one more thing,the horsetoothed idiot you call a GM, sucks.

  14. Manny Gonzalez says: Apr 20, 2012 8:10 AM

    Fat Andy will be lucky to get a 7th round pick for the no-tackle, no-cover, no hope Samuel.

  15. rugdaniels says: Apr 20, 2012 8:21 AM

    If they get rid of Samuel who fill his shoes and pose and dance around in the Eagles’ secondary? It’s hard to be irrelevant AND arrogant, not just anyone can be an Eagle.

  16. sprtzfan1964 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:22 AM

    I wouldn’t give a pro bowler away for a 5th
    Or 6th rd pick either. That s y broncos
    Have been so horrible for years cuz they don’t
    Get players but are cheap. Other than this yr
    Cuz Mr Ed( aka elway) wanted a manning.
    Btw silly Asante has already said he’d redo
    His contract. They just lost a top cb. Over
    A 3rd or 4th rd pick??

  17. eagleswin says: Apr 20, 2012 8:25 AM

    It doesn’t seem like they tried very hard. A 3rd most likely would’ve gotten done. Maybe a 4th as they get closer to the draft but the fact is they don’t need to dump Asante to get under the salary cap. Wanting to trade him and needing to trade him are two different things.

    I don’t see Asante reducing his cap hit to facilitate a trade. If he’s going to take less money he’d rather choose the team.

  18. dynast77 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:30 AM

    A 5th or 6th round pick for Asante??? He’s worth at least a 3rd… maybe even a 2nd. He’ll continue to be an above average (if not great) CB for another few years.

  19. denverdave3 says: Apr 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    philvil41 says:

    “Denver is such a JOKE!! What an OVERATED bunch of LOSERS.They will be lucky to finish 3rd in the AFC West.”

    You may be correct about the likely outcome, but what would you expect them to do given that the cupboard is essentially bare?

    Or are you incapable of analyzing, so you just resort to insults?

  20. jennstergersburnedretinas says: Apr 20, 2012 10:20 AM

    Sounds like the Broncos didn’t make a good enough offer. 5th or 6th? That’s a lowball offer.

  21. jacksaysfu says: Apr 20, 2012 10:24 AM

    Asante Samuels play , even when factoring in his age warrant a 2nd round pick , but given his salary & the Eagles despertness(word?) to trade him I think a 3rd rounder is fair compensation for one of the best (the stats don’t lie) CB’s in the game today . With our long term commitment to Nnamdi Asomugha & the addition of DRC , Samuel no longer fits into the system that Castillo has to instill , but as a Eagles fan im going to miss watching Asante , what he brings to the field , and the way he challenges Maclin & Jackson every play up @ lehigh… Good luck 22 !!

  22. cardiovascularendurance says: Apr 20, 2012 10:25 AM

    A 5th or 6th for Samuel is laughable. The dude is worth at least a 4th. Probably more like a 3rd.

  23. mungman69 says: Apr 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    Assante has a few very good years left and the Eagles shouldn’t go lower than a fourth round pick for him.

  24. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Where is thcnote and bozosforall saying what a great move this would be for Donkeyville?

    This is for you guys: MegaHead will lead the Donkeys to an 8-8 record and no playoffs.

  25. duncanthecat says: Apr 20, 2012 11:05 AM

    The teams smell blood and know The Eagles are between a rock and a hard place.

    Samuel’s salary is a heavy burden and it is money that could be better served signing Lesean to a long term deal.

    No team is willing to offer a 4th or better. If that was the case he would be gone by now.

    All said, The Eagles will to accept a late round choice, release him, or keep him at his current alary. None of which are a good senario for the Birds.

  26. upperdecker19 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:05 AM

    5th or 6th rounder? Where’s the Arizona Cardinals when we need them?

  27. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    Samuel is okay, he is only worth a fifth and sixth with that contract. It is going to be fun to watch Denver win and shut up all you haters!

  28. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 20, 2012 11:12 AM

    What’s up with all the “Broncos are cheap low-baller” comments?

    This coming from Eagles fans whose team fleeced the Cardinals with garbage Kolb and washington with “HOF” mcnabb.

    Lemme guess eagles fans, the fair offer would have been a player plus two second round picks?

  29. emoney826 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    Broncos can’t afford him because they gave all of their money to their qb position.

    It’s being reported now that Philly will take a 5th AND 6th round pick for Samual. That is definitely worth it!

  30. jluns275 says: Apr 20, 2012 12:04 PM

    Call the Chiefs! Samuel has already shined for HC/DC Romeo Crennel & GM Scott Pioli years ago for New England.
    Chiefs would have league’s best defensive backfield, hands down.
    Brandon Flowers + Stanford Routt + Eric Berry + Assante Samuel = deep playoff run for the Chiefs.

  31. laeaglefan says: Apr 20, 2012 12:25 PM

    The Eagles won’t be trading Samuel for the probably worthless draft pick they’ll get for him. They’re trading him to get rid of his salary.

  32. dlightner13 says: Apr 20, 2012 12:40 PM

    Eagles said they are willing to take a 5 now… they need to dump his cap… lesean is more important now.. nevermind having money to sign draft picks…

    cards wont jump they are broke from signing kolb… nor do i think they will ever trade with the eagles again

    @jacksaysfu… desperation was your word(no insult)

  33. kippler says: Apr 20, 2012 12:53 PM

    What’s hilarious is that an Eagles fan is calling the Broncos losers. Check the scoreboard.

  34. b00rad says: Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    Does anyone read the article? Samuels is owed almost 23 million the next two seasons in Philly and can veto any trade. So why would Samuels, who is almost at the end of his career take a pay cut to play for the Broncos?

  35. hairpie says: Apr 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    Samuel’s legacy will always be the guy that chokes in big games, just like dropping an easy pick in the SB vs the Giants.

  36. flyeaglefly says: Apr 20, 2012 2:00 PM

    5th round pick for a 2-time Pro Bowl cornerback who’s “only” 31?…hmmm…was that an Elway proposal? Guess he didn’t see the tape on the season-ending Patriots debaucle where his secondary got sliced and diced…John, repeat after me Brady’s stat line, 364 yards passing,
    6 TD’s passing, YPC 14.00…great secondary…
    46-10…and they used the Mercy law and cruised in the 2nd half…plu-LEEZE..

  37. maximusprime107 says: Apr 20, 2012 4:11 PM

    the Eagles only trade rape people anyways, they wouldn’t have taken anything less than a 3rd

  38. applecool1981 says: Apr 21, 2012 4:44 AM

    b00rad says: Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    “Does anyone read the article? Samuels is owed almost 23 million the next two seasons in Philly and can veto any trade. So why would Samuels, who is almost at the end of his career take a pay cut to play for the Broncos?”

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    He can’t veto every trade; he can only refuse to take a pay cut but that won’t stop a team with cap room to spend.

  39. stopthehate15bowdown says: Apr 21, 2012 6:48 PM

    Idiot Philly fans! Read the article! If the iggles agreed to a 5 th rd pick then that IS what he’s worth. The hang up is the money which nobody wants to pay him He’ll be cut and could end up in Denver anyways. That’s how it works. The Bronx would be stupid to offer more. This ain’t the first time we’ve taken advantage of the eagles front office (Brian Dawkins, joe mays, Broderick Brinkley)

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