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Report: Broncos Trying To Workout A Deal For Asante Samuel

The Denver Post is reporting that the Broncos have called the Eagles about working out a deal to acquire Birds Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel.  The report says the two teams have talked about two scenarios in which Denver would acquire Samuel but neither deal could be agreed upon.

It’s been public information for quite a while now that the Birds have been shopping Samuel to all takers.  They want to go into the season with Nmandi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as their starting cornerbacks.

Samuel will making more than $9 million dollars salary this year and the Birds want him to earn that elsewhere.

I think the Birds will find a trade partner for Samuel between now and the draft.  The NFL is a passing league and Samuel is too good of a football player, to be unable to trade.  Of course that might mean the Eagles coming down on their asking price if they are serious about doing a deal.

 

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Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 11:46 am

Make the right move Andy! Make sure we are straight. I dont wanna see DRC looking like crap out there this year and see you giving out excuses for the dropoff in play at Samuel’s old spot. I think we lose a little edge over the Giants and Cowboys if we do this move…. But it’ll be fine if Andy is sure about this move… This cant be all about money… not now

paulman
paulman
April 20, 2012 11:48 am

**CB Samuel to Bronco’s for MLB Joe Mays and back-up QB Brady Quinn
Good Greif..

atra1781
April 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Get a 2nd rounder and a future 2nd and 3rd rounder.

Its not like they are going to win with Vick at Qb anyway.

gmcliff
gmcliff
April 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Paul why would we want a dog like Brady Quinn? He sucks….., and why bring back the sequel of Joe Mays?

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 12:34 pm

they are talking about only gettin a 5th or 6th rounder?

jbird
jbird
April 20, 2012 12:39 pm

They can fuck off for a fifth rounder. I would go no lower than a fourth. Paulman is talking shit. We have absolutely no use for Joe Mays.

larrwd
larrwd
April 20, 2012 12:46 pm

the broncos know good players… the eagles have sucked on defense ever since jim johnson left

larrwd
larrwd
April 20, 2012 12:49 pm

eagles probably want a second and the broncos probably offered 4th

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 20, 2012 12:52 pm

Is Gcobb.com becoming nothing more then – lets comment on the articles on Philly.com.com?

Muimuiman
Muimuiman
April 20, 2012 12:56 pm

So we are trying to make our poor Defense better by trading one of our best, if not our best defensive player??

Philly fans might be as stupid as the Eagles front office lol.

sullybleedsgreen
sullybleedsgreen
April 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Samuels for a 5th or 6th rd pick is a joke! I understand that maybe all the value you can get for him right now, but there is no reason to trade him for a day 3 draft pick!

schiller
schiller
April 20, 2012 1:17 pm

navy – was it ever much more? This has always been a side job at best for Garry, and essentially, aside form Garry’s orriginal content – opinions from time to time, everything else was opinion, speculation, or reposting news/opinions from other more ‘news’ type sites to spark more conversation/opinions/speculation.

Seriously, you viewed it as more than that?

Stevo
Stevo
April 20, 2012 1:20 pm

if we dont get better the moment we make the trade then id keep him. I understand that we want to use this money for shady/maklin but it has to be the right deal. AND- we need to be sure we have quality CB’s backing up the 2 starters.

I would love for them to use Asam as part of a trade that lands us an OLB or has us move up to get the guy we want.

reggiesm1
reggiesm1
April 20, 2012 1:40 pm

navyeaglefan- that’s what this site has always been. Or comment section for the Cleveland plain dealer

paulman
paulman
April 20, 2012 2:00 pm

Samuels is not going to bring in a 2nd Round Pick in 2012 plus a future 2nd Rounder from anyone.. Best they are looking at is a 3rd Rounder or in part of a package to move up… Eagles have little leverage in trade demands with a 31 Year Old scheuduled to make $9.5 Million who is on the downside of his career..
I could see the Eagles Trading Samuel and a 6th Rd (#174 Overall) to the Broncos for their 3rd (87th Overall) or even 4th Rd 120th Overall)

paulman
paulman
April 20, 2012 2:04 pm

and Stevo, Eagles will not get better immediately n terms of what the receive..
This is one of those deals where you “add by subtracting”
Unitl Samuel is gone, CB Asmo and DCR will not be comfortable and Asmo can then bcome the leader of the Secondary like he wants to be but won’t until SAmuel is gone.. Both Asmo & DCR never felt welcomed by Samuel last year and it showed on the field…. Call it semantics, childish behavior or whtever, the deal is that this Secondary is going to rise or fall on play and leadership of CB Asmo and in order for this to happen, the old guard in Samuel has to go..

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 2:08 pm

for crying out loud paulman… Its Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie..

DRC

where the hell are you getting DCR?

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 2:11 pm

And also how the hell do you blame Asante for Namdi and DRC’s poor play last year?

it’s Samuels fault because they didnt feel welcomed?

Birdzflyinhigh
Birdzflyinhigh
April 20, 2012 2:14 pm

The Eagles would not be wise to trade SAMUEL (stop calling him samuels people) for anything lower then a 2nd round pick, and they aren’t going to get that. Given there were injuries with all 3 starting corners last year, it would be in best interest to keep him instead of draft another Macho Harris (who is now in the CFL) with a useless 5th round pick. The cap situation is fine, so it’s not like there is a money issue involved. It might not be comfortable for all 3 to be on the field at the same time, but Samuel and Nnamdi are over 30 which increases the likelihood of injury and therefore the CB depth will be valuable. Hell our safeties can’t tackle anyway, move Samuel there and let him play centerfield haha!

Stevo
Stevo
April 20, 2012 2:14 pm

atra- really? 2 2nd rounders? come on man. be real.

pman- No. If a team wants him, they can either give up a 3rd rounder or they can battle it out with other teams to pay him top dollar. I can see MAYBE a 4th rounder but id rather cut him then get a 5th. Crazy? yes but this guy is worth more than Brady quinn or a 5th rounder for that matter and we are not just gunna fold up shop on him. Maybe we cut him…. maybe DRC fall in camp and we then keep him.

Stevo
Stevo
April 20, 2012 2:20 pm

and Pman- you sound like andy with the excuses….. Nnamdi played poorly cause Asante didnt get him a fruit basket? This was the reason we failed in 2011? i thought it was young LB’s and Safeties? or the vick turnovers? or a young DC? please. Coaching coaching coaching was to blame for 2011. Not even considering moving asam around….. or to the other side was to blame. Putting young SS’s on fits…. those were the probs. Coaching coaching coaching…. not lack of fruit baskets.

Birdzflyinhigh
Birdzflyinhigh
April 20, 2012 2:22 pm

They definitely will not cut him, they technically can’t because there will be a cap hit because the way of the contract structuring. Besides that, you would not want anyone in the NFC east to have a chance of signing him, and I think Dallas would. I said a 2nd in my last post, but a high 3 would be ok, otherwise I think its important to keep him for the depth (all 3 guys had injury problems last year and you have to expect the same). He is not preventing Shady from getting a deal, and it is in Maclin and the Eagles best interest to play this season out before he gets a deal.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 20, 2012 2:41 pm

No schill – always knew it was more of a rumor/gossip site – but there used to be the occasinal insight – the guest writer (Micah?) but today in particular – seems to be all Philly.com articles … I mean why don;t we all cahnge our name from DummerWindbag to Lonewolfe 11 – post an ugly pictureof ourselves and just throw our hissy fits on Philly.com?

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 2:46 pm

You are def better off trading ASamuel. The truth is he is not going to garner alot in return. He is a detrement to the team if you keep him (adtuide, scheme) and if you flat out release him, hes most likely going to sign with the cowboys. So you might as well trade him to a team in AFC.

sullybleedsgreen
sullybleedsgreen
April 20, 2012 3:14 pm

Have been watching Eagles for a long time. Have never viewed Asante as a detrement to the team/ bad attitude… He is a Very Good cover corner and a leader on the field. One of the best playmaker’s at the corner position in the NFL. At his age he may not be as good as he was 5 years ago but he was their top corner last year. He Suck’s at tackling as do many corners in the NFL and also this team but I have never viewed him as a detrement to the team. Can’t blame a player for speaking his mind when his name is involved in trade talks 2 offseasons in a row. He seems to be saying all the right things…

atra1781
April 20, 2012 3:15 pm

Better hope the draft is deep with talented corners. Cromartie is not a starter.

Burned too many times.

If they cant play defense then move up and grab Blackmon and outscore them.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 3:16 pm

Frank22 please explain Asante’s Attitude problem… I would like to hear about it..

He played better than Namdi and Cromartie last year.. It wasnt one of his best seasons but he still out performed the 2 guys who are supposed to be perfect for our new “scheme”

Will this scheme be the same as last year? you know the one that put Namdi in zone coverage and Casey Matthews at starting MLB?

We are not better off trading samuel for a 5th or 6th round pick as opposed to keeping him. He is one of the better players on the defense and he is the best playmaker on that side of the ball..

5th round pick? just to be “better off”?

No.

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 3:46 pm

It is obvious the guy has an adtuide problem. It is however something that suited him well to get him where he is today and i dont begrudge anyone for being successful at what they do. However, he wont play press coverage granted, not his strong suit. The Dallas game where he was crushed on 64 bubble screens is a perfect example. If it dosent fit him he wont do it. They have 2 talented corners and most likely going to draft another fairly early in the draft. ASMO’s stro0ng suit is obviously not zone coverage, but he did it becasue that what his coach asked him to do. So, in my opinion, keeping him here now matter how talented the guy is goes againt what they are trying to do. Dude is good tho

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 3:54 pm

If Castilla wants them to play press, man to man coverage while the DL can create pressure. Than in my opinion we are better off getting a 5th rounder for him. He is a veteran of this team and if he is complaing and sulking it is not good for the younger players.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
April 20, 2012 4:16 pm

Oh I get it… Frank22 thinks any player who has any swagger at all is a player who has an attitude problem…

any other way Frank’s comment makes no sense. I get it now…

Like me and others have mentioned already… Asante is still the best corner we have on the team and it is a plainly dumb idea to trade him for a 5th or 6th round pick just because…… oh yeah thats right…. He has an attitude ‘problem’ according to Frank22….

I dont remember him complaining or sulking about playing whatever scheme they install… In fact I heard say he’ll play where they put him…

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 4:25 pm

Brandon marshall went for two fifth rounders why would anybody give a second for Asante and his ten mil.

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 4:35 pm

Rasheed thinks that any guy that has “SWAG” is good.

Rasheed thinks that Asante is a choir boy.

Rasheed dosent remember Asante complaining? How about when he blew up in the media last year about his trade rumors. Do you remeber that?

according to Rasheed1 he is the best corner on out team. If he was the best corner on out team why would he be traded?

according to Rasheed1 he is the best corner on our team. If he was the best corner on out team wouldnt he be worth more than a 5th round pick?

yea but he has SWAG so hes all good.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 20, 2012 4:41 pm

Why don’t people do their research or have SOME sort of knowledge before commenting?

Brandon Marshall was traded for two THIRD rounders, not fifth rounders.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
April 20, 2012 4:43 pm

I”m happy for Dawk.

The Broncos are trying to do it and with that top defense things could get interesting.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Elway bring another chip to Denver.

It hope it happen for Dawk because he deserves it.

Andy an the crew will find a way to lose again this season and the major issue will be the Safety position.

Watch.

Then next season they’ll finally end the Nate Allen experiment breaking down and finally address the position while letting a player of another important position walk.

finally address a blind spot while creating a new one.

This is what we’ve come to expect here in Philadelphia.

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 4:48 pm

My fault I don’t look up every little detail it’s called having a life. But I was wrong my whole point is they will not get a second rounder for him. But I hope I am wrong again.

Rocko
Rocko
April 20, 2012 4:48 pm

I’m enjoying the bantering today, keep it up mates! Mumu good stuff buddy! It is DRC Paulman.Schiller Schiller Schiller…smh

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 20, 2012 5:01 pm

really – songs – they offered a 5rth rounder for the guy you called the best CB on the team? If the eagles only offered a 5th rounder you would get out your shekels and nickles and teeth color comments – oh – that’s right your a double standard talking out both ends of you ass douche! So the fact this article states ‘ would acquire Samuel but neither deal could be agreed upon.’ in your mind Denver and Elway are doing great things and clear indicators the a Super Bowl may be in the future.. so – just talking about a trade with Denver shows they are in the right direction.. dude – you are shameless – if Elway REALLY wanted to win, he would have given us a 2nd rounder for Asante… he is being cheap!

I have an idea – become a broncos fan – maybe you can talk them into drafting Burflict – were they not the ones that drafted Clarrett out of Ohio State??

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 5:02 pm

Sully – I see the points you are trying to make even though I disagree…. What I do is trade him. Why? becasue he is an uneccesary luxury with a chance to sour your team. Does that make him wrong? I dunno – not the way I would handle it. but unfortunately I will never know what I would do in his shoes. . You trade him, cut your loses and free up money. If he was worth a 3rd than you would have already got one.

Butch007
Butch007
April 20, 2012 5:03 pm

Brandon Marshall was a known head case and locker room cancer and the Broncos probably couldn’t get a fifth rounder from anyone else because of that. Samuel is not. My hope is that they trade DRC to be honest…that guy is half as physical as Asante Samuel. DRC will NOT play press coverage and he won’t gt half the interceptions Samuel will so what’s the point?

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 5:04 pm

If Asante was still in his twenty’s then yeah second pick no doubt. But thirty something getting ten mil next year I doubt it.

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 5:05 pm

Oh before I get attacked again he’s making 9mil this year my bad. What was I thinking. LOL

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 5:06 pm

Contrary to what you guys may think DRC can run with Djax. Speed like that don’t grow on trees. Plus he is tall, I think he has a major bounce back year this year.

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 5:17 pm

Agree diddy… Wasn’t it Larry Fitz that called him the best Athlete he’d even seen? Granted that dosent mean hes the greatest cb… But it sure helps

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 20, 2012 5:22 pm

Pdid – valid points – Asnate is a ball hawk – a man willing to take chances to make a big play –

DRC is fast – Djax fast – and tall –

For the wide 9 system, with DL getting up the field and playing man coverage- who would you rather have a CB –

My mind – in thios system – have to go with DRC – can not have 5 guys in press man coverage, and then Asante giving a 8 yard cushion – not saying who is better – just saying for the system the eagles are planning on running – Asante may not be a good fit –

people can see that and bitch at Castillo (wrongly in many cases) for not just putting Asmo in press man all day – but can;t see that asking Asante to play press would be doing the same thing on other side?!

Frank22
Frank22
April 20, 2012 5:29 pm

Navy– agree 100 percent. The point that I was trying to make was that exactly and that you have a chance, by keeping Asante, for it blow up the chemistry. He is a player that is very confident in his abilities and could act out if he feels disrespected.

You trade him for the best offer you can get. Don’t cut him and give him a chance to wind up with the cowgirls.

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 20, 2012 5:35 pm

Navy and Frank I agree with you guys, HEY BIRD O BITCH NOT BAD FOR A GUY WHO HAS NO KNOWLEDGE HUH LOL. Sorry fellas the Ciroc is flowing right now it’s friday. Let me get off here before I am banned from Gcobb.com. Have a great weekend fellas. GO FLYERS!!!

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
April 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Latest mock drafts have the Eagles selecting Syracuse DE Chandler Jones… Ouch.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
April 20, 2012 8:31 pm

i had to to take some time out of my day when i read this story today when has anybody ever known the eagles to leak out what they want for a player ANSWER NEVER if all they can get for him is a 5th or a 6th i would just keep him and hav him redo his deal to stay here cause he is to good of a player for a 5th rd pick hell keith rivers was just traded for a 5th rd pick and who his the better player between them.If you cant find anybody thats gonna make a real offfer hold onto him into the offseason and maybe trade him for next year picks other wise keep him we can afford him were like 19mill under the cap while trading him would help with cap money a 5th rd pick just aint worth it i hope the eagles laughed at denver when they offered that we could get a 6th rd pick for hanson hell winston justice got traded for a 6th rd pick in the words of meshawn COME ON MAN

jott1972
jott1972
April 20, 2012 8:40 pm

trading Asante will be another mistake in the long line of them by Reid and Roseman… he is the only DB to come up with turnovers when needed…. he is their best CB next to AsstoMouth and DRC is a fraud!

TriangleMark
TriangleMark
April 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Good post gloomysmitty.