Asante Samuel Trade Rumors Start With Nnamdi Asomugha Signing With Eagles

With CB Nnamdi Asomugha in the fold, will the Eagles trade CB Asante Samuel?

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Asante Samuel Doesn't Sound Sure Of Philadelphia Eagles Future

Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel should be feeling good with several years remaining on his six-year contract he signed in 2008 but instead he's not sure exactly what his future will be. This is of course after the Eagles signed CB Nnamdi Asomugha and traded for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

We've already noted that trade rumors involving Samuel started popping up shortly after the Asomugha move. There is an air of uncertainty with him and he seemed to acknowledge that, according to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.

"If they're tired of my big playmaking ability, they'll ship me out. If not, they'll keep me here."

When Samuel signed with Philadelphia, he said he just wanted to win a Super Bowl (as did Asomugha) so I imagine his preference would be in Philly but that's far from decided.

We'll see what the Eagles decide to do but once again they have a major trade chip just a few days after trading QB Kevin Kolb.

Check out Bleeding Green Nation to see what Eagles fans are saying about a possible Samuel trade.

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Asante Samuel Returns To Philadephia Eagles Training Camp

Asante Samuel joined training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. Samuel had been sitting out training camp for an excused personal issue. Of course, with the recent signings of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, rumors have swirled that Samuel is now on the Eagles' trading block.

Samuel is still an Eagle for now, however, entering the fourth-year of a six-year contract worth $57 million. He may participate in Monday afternoon practice following a physical, in which case he would join Rodgers-Cromartie on the field while Asomugha sits.

Samuel has been outspoken, saying through his agent that he would like to stay in Philadelphia. In a increasingly pass-happy league it certainly doesn't hurt to have a stacked secondary. Still, the team may have a difficult time justifying the salaries due to three elite corners.

For more news on Eagles' training camp, as well as analysis on all of the Philadelphia's big free agent signings, head over to Bleeding Green Nation.  

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Asante Samuel Trade Rumors Start With Nnamdi Asomugha Signing With Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles made the surprise of free agency by signing former Oakland Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha. Even in this day and age when seemingly every piece of news is leaked ahead of time, we can still get that legitimate shock with a move that nobody saw coming.

The Eagles had previously acquired Arizona Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the QB Kevin Kolb trade so, when you pair him with CB Asante Samuel, no one really thought the Eagles would be after another corner. But they were and they went out and signed the big fish.

So the question becomes what happens to Asante Samuel?

He signed a six-year, $57 million deal three years ago and has salaries remaining of $5.9 million (2011), $8.4 million (2012) and $10.4 million (2013). Plenty of folks now think this puts Samuel on the trading block for the Eagles. 

This is just speculation but one team that could be interested is the New York Jets. They lost out on the Asomugha sweepstakes and could be thinking about someone like Samuel if CB Antonio Cromartie doesn't return. 

So the Eagles made the biggest move of free agency and now one of the league's better cornerbacks could be on the block because of it.

Check out Bleeding Green Nation to see what Eagles fans are saying about a possible Samuel trade.

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