Add the Atlanta Falcons to the list of teams that could be interested in acquiring cornerback Asante Samuel in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Falcons have had talks with the Eagles in the last couple of days, and those talks are continuing.
Other teams including the Broncos, Titans and Lions have also been linked to trade talks regarding Samuel, and the Eagles want to get a deal done this week. It’s possible that a trade could happen before the draft starts on Thursday, and it’s also possible that a trade could happen on Friday or Saturday, if a cornerback-needy team fails to acquire the cornerback it wants in the first round and decides that Samuel is the best remaining option.
Samuel’s salary this year of $10 million means that no team will trade for him unless he agrees to a restructured contract first.