Apr 202012
NFL Draft: The Eagles could, and maybe should, go corner in Round 1

It looks like the Eagles are definitely going to move Asante Samuel before the draft.  The latest news is that they’ll accept a fifth or sixth round pick for everyone’s favorite ballhawk, and that the Broncos are interested.  Not to mention the Titans and Lions.  And Samuel has said he’d restructure his deal to facilitate [More…]

Aug 272011
Eagles Trade Rumors: Asante Samuel and Joselio Hanson

Once the Eagles acquired cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, talk immediately began that Asante Samuel was on the trade block.  Early in August Eagles President Joe Banner himself said the team was entertaining offers for the veteran interception machine. There was talk that the Eagles were looking for a couple second round picks in exchange [More…]

Aug 022011
Eagles Trade Rumors: Asante Samuel for 49ers MLB Patrick Willis

OK, this is nonsense but it’s a rumor going around so it’s worth commenting on, absurd as it is.  The chatter now is that the Eagles are talking to the San Francisco 49ers about trading cornerback Asante Samuel for All-Pro middle linebacker Patrick Willis. Yeah, and we all want Santa Claus to bring us Jessica Alba or (insert hot [More…]

Aug 022011
Asante Samuel reports to Eagles camp amidst rampant trade rumors

The good news is Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel has reported to training camp.  He’d previously been excused for personal reasons so it wasn’t really a big deal he hadn’t shown up yet, even in the face of the two new acquisitions at cornerback and all that entailed. The bad news is now that he’s in [More…]

Jul 302011
Eagles sign Nnamdi Asomugha and Vince Young; Asante on the trade block?

With Asomugha and DRC brought in, is Asante Samuel on the trade block? With the Eagles, the fun actually got going on Thursday when the team consummated the long rumored signing of defensive end Jason Babin and the Kevin Kolb-to-the-Cardinals trade, acquiring a young cornerback in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who is just a slight upgrade over the now-thankfully [More…]