The Atlanta Falcons announced they've completed a trade to send an undisclosed pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback Asante Samuel. It was reported earlier in the day that Samuel has agreed on a three-year, $22 million restructuring of his deal.
While we don't know the pick just yet, his last reported price tag was either a fifth or a sixth rounder, based on what the Denver Broncos were believed to be offering. The Eagles have been looking to ship Samuel for a while now, as he commands a high salary and doesn't fit their particular scheme.
In Atlanta, he'll mesh somehow with established starter Brent Grimes and bookend Dunta Robinson. In a statement, coach Mike Smith welcomed Samuel to Atlanta.
"We just improved our team today," Falcons head coach Mike Smith said. "Asante Samuel is a good football player and you can never have enough good players on your team. Our game has become more of a passing game, and you have to have the players who can neutralize how offenses are trying to attack you."