Asante Samuel Trade To Falcons Happening Soon, According To Report

Pro Bowl Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel will be traded at some point soon to the Atlanta Falcons, likely for a later draft pick, according to multiple reports. The news has been bubbling since earlier in the week, but at one point had looked to some like a ploy to get fellow corner Brent Grimes to sign his franchise tag. Apparently not.

Samuel was part of a star trio in Philly, with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, so his inclusion into a Falcons secondary that already features two starting corners in Grimes and Dunta Robinson might not be that much of a disruption. A three-time All-Pro during his time with the Patriots and Eagles, Samuel could provide the type of playoff experience the Falcons entered the offseason declaring they were looking for.

For more on the parties involved, visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.

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