A week after saying he doesn’t know if he’s in the Eagles’ plans, cornerback Asante Samuel is talking about what his future destination might be.
On Twitter Saturday night, Samuel asked his followers, “If they trade me where would you guys like to see me go?”
Samuel’s question may have been inspired by comments from Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, who compared the Eagles’ current cornerback situation with Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha to the Eagles’ former quarterback situation with Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick. The Eagles ended up trading both McNabb and Kolb, and Roseman hinted that trading Samuel may be in the cards this year.
“Whenever you have a surplus at a particular position there are talks around the league, people call and your phone does ring,” Roseman told the News Journal, “and that’s happened in the past couple years by our quarterback situation.”
Roseman said that when the Eagles’ phone does ring, they’ll answer.
“We’re always open to phone calls and to seeing if something works,” Roseman said, “and really if there are win-win situations for particular teams and particular players, we’ll look at that and make a decision kind of in a vacuum.”
One way or another, Roseman said, he believes the players the Eagles do have on their defense will work together better in 2012 than they did in 2011 because this year they’ll have a full offseason together.
“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,” Roseman said.
But Samuel may not be a part of that.