Report: Broncos Tried to Trade for Eagles Cornerback Asante Samuel


According to a report from Mike Klis at the Denver Post, the Denver Broncos have tried to acquire cornerback Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel. Per Klis’ report, the Broncos offered the Eagles two deals, one that included a late-round pick and another for a player.

It’s strange to me that the Eagles would pass on any deal for Samuel at this point, when it’s become apparent that they are trying to get rid of him and they owe him a lot of money. The fact that some team is willing to send something back to them in return seems like a reasonable deal.

Regardless of what happens, this news indicates to me that Asante Samuel probably won’t be in Philadelphia for very long. It also indicates to me that the Denver Broncos are really putting all their chips in the center of the table. John Elway and company are not going to beat around the bush. When they signed Peyton Manning, it became go time and they are really swinging for the fences.

Despite signing cornerback Tracy Porter, the Broncos remain interested in acquiring more talent at the cornerback position, but it would be interesting to me to see what they did with personnel if they were to bring in Samuel. The fact that the Eagles rejected both of these trade offers doesn’t bode well for Denver’s odds of getting Samuel in orange and blue, but certainly the Eagles could change their tune on draft weekend.

The 31-year-old Samuel has two years, and roughly $22 million left on his contract. There is no way–in my opinion–that the Eagles can afford to keep paying that. He will be gone, and they will either take what they can get for him or get nothing at all and wind up having to cut him.