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Asante Samuel rumors keep swirling

Pics of DBs pointing seems to be a trend...
Our latest comes from SI's Peter King who has the numbers on a possible offer to Asante Samuel from the Eagles.
Asante Samuel could be headed for Philadelphia. I hear the all-pro New England cornerback could get five years and $55 million from the Eagles, but I think once Philly finds out no other team out there is willing to give $10 million a year to a finesse corner who doesn't like contact -- unlike the franchised Marcus Trufant of the Seahawks and Nnamdi Asomugha of the Raiders -- the price tag could slither down a bit.

King then goes on to say he thinks the Eagles would regret giving Samuel that kind of money because he played poorly down the stretch last year.

I find this little note from King worthwhile because of the numbers he quoted. Until now we had heard crazy rumors of Samuel looking for a 10 year $100 million contract with $30 million guaranteed. All too often reporters get floated these numbers from players' agents, but 5 years for $55 million is clearly below what Samuel's agent would be looking to throw out there. That makes me think this rumor could be coming from someone closer connected to the Eagles rather than Samuel's agent.

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