Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eagles want to get rid of Samuel - unconditionally

Asante Samuel burned all of his bridges with the Eagles when he trashed team president Joe Banner last season.
Samuel (R) tells LeSean McCoy not to trash Banner.

It's going to be next to impossible to trade Samuel for much more than a bag of footballs.

Which makes the proposed
deal of Samuel to the Titans for a conditional third-round pick comical.

Conditions? Maybe the Titans could pretend it's a third-round pick. If they feel like it, they could surrender a late seventh-round choice. Just don't tell anyone. There's your condition.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean hits the nail on the head here breaking down the rumor. Later there was a rumor the Lions were interested in Samuel but not if he wanted them to honor his $9.9m contract for 2012.

If Samuel is willing to redo his contract, he has interest in joining the Titans. If it's obvious he wants to join the Titans, why in the world would they give anything of value for him when it's fairly clear they could get him for virtually nothing? 

Samuel is more likely to be released than net the Eagles anything of value. That's what happens to players who question Banner.

Samuel will be missed. There is no one in that Eagles locker room who has the nerve to speak his mind (although Nnamdi Asomugha has his moments).

But Samuel is easily replaceable.

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