There’s not to much to write about since this breaking news, but several outlets have confirmed that the Atlanta Falcons have traded a late round pick (according to NFL sources) for 4 Time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. Here’s the news according to Albert Breer of NFL Network…..
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to trade cornerback Asante Samuel to the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
It’s not yet known what the Falcons will send the Eagles in return for the nine-year veteran.As part of the trade, Samuel and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.5 million deal.
Samuel had to rework the final two years of his existing contract — which were not guaranteed in the first place — before the deal could be agreed upon. Samuel was set to make $21.5 million over the next two seasons, and he would count for more than $8 million against the salary cap.
It’s also been reported that the Falcons gave up a 6th round pick for Samuel.
Obviously, several questions come into play here and we’ll leave it up to our Bird Cage Patriots to dive in and answer them…..