Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eagles trade CB Samuel to Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have acquired cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles and signed the veteran to a new contract.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Samuel has agreed to terms of a three-year deal worth $18.5 million. The Eagles received a seventh round draft pick in return.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection during his nine-year career with Philadelphia and New England, Samuel has 45 career interceptions and 367 tackles.

“We wish Asante Samuel all the best as he heads into the next chapter of his career in Atlanta," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "He has been a very productive member of the Eagles for the past four years and we appreciate all that he has done for our organization. We obviously feel good about our cornerback situation moving forward with Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as our starters. Those two played very well together in the latter part of the season and we anticipate that will continue as we head into the 2012 season.”

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