Report: Asante Samuel would adjust contract for trade

Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:35pm
By the National Football Post

Asante Samuel is open to a contract restructuring if it leads to a trade that could land him in a better situation.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Samuel won’t let his $9.5 million base salary this season be an obstacle to getting a deal done. The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to generate considerable interest in Samuel as the draft nears with a host of clubs in need of help at cornerback.

The Eagles would prefer to keep Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha and probably are working to package Samuel.

“We (feel) like corner is a position of strength right now," general manager Howie Roseman said. "But at the same time when you talk to teams around the league, you’re talking about maybe some positions that you have a strength and maybe that they have a weakness. You try to see if that’s a match whether that’s cornerback or anywhere else.

“We’ve promised Asante - or really all of our players - that we're going to make sure that we’re giving them all the information and they know about it. We’ve been in constant communication with him and have apprised him of things that have been going on.”

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