After acquiring Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and signing Nnamdi Asomugha, the Philadelphia Eagles are overflowing with talent at cornerback. As soon as the Asomugha deal became official, Asante Samuel seemingly became the odd man out and the next player the Eagles could deal in a trade.
It's entirely possible Samuel won't be dealt anywhere, especially considering the Eagles reportedly have claimed all three corners will be kept on the roster, but NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reports that Samuel is considered to be on the trade block. Lombardi says the Eagles "should get some serious action" for him considering he is a good player and is only scheduled to make $5.9 million in 2011.
Samuel would apparently like to stay in Philadelphia to play with Rodgers-Cromartie and Asomugha, but if a good enough offer comes their way, the Eagles very well could deal him.
But the Eagles have said they're keeping all three, although a league source with knowledge of the team's thinking said a "great" trade offer could change the game plan.
Giving up a bunch of talent and/or high draft picks is not what the Detroit Lions have done under Martin Mayhew to improve their team. They like to trade low picks for players that were undervalued by their previous team. Just look at the deals to acquire Chris Houston, Rob Sims, Corey Williams, etc. You obviously never say never considering Samuel is very talented, but I would be surprised if the Lions made a move to acquire him.