Philadelphia Eagles Could Trade CB Asante Samuel to Tennessee Titans

By Bryn Swartz

The Philadelphia Eagles might trade cornerback Asante Samuel to the Tennessee Titans within the next few days, according to a report on

The Titans were reported to be at least somewhat interested in Samuel by Terry McCormick of the National Football Post and TitansInsider on Wednesday.

A league source told Derrick Gunn of that Samuel could be traded to the Titans for a conditional third round draft pick within the next few days.

Samuel is scheduled to make $10.5 million in 2012. The Eagles also have former Pro Bowler Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who can start in Samuel’s place. Acquired in the Kevin Kolb trade last season, DRC played in the slot last season but turned in a terrible season. He would likely rebound if he could enter the 2012 season knowing he was the regular starter.

In four seasons with Philadelphia, Samuel has been the heart and soul of the defense. He intercepted 23 passes, leading the league with nine in 2009, and rated as the NFL’s top cornerback in 2010 (according to me).

In his career, he intercepted 45 passes and scored five touchdowns in the regular season, as well as seven more, including four for touchdowns, in the postseason.

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