As the 2012 NFL Draft inches closer, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to entertain offers for CB Asante Samuel. The latest team rumored to be interested in Samuel is the Atlanta Falcons, according to Jay Glazer on Twitter. The Eagles are believed to be willing to part ways with the veteran cornerback for just a sixth-round draft pick, but Samuel’s confiscatory contract is a sticking point. Samuel’s current contract calls for him to earn $21 million in the next two seasons.
Samuel has been open to a restructuring of his current contract, according to various reports in the media in recent weeks. He would likely have to be willing to play for significantly less in 2012 if he joins the Falcons as the team has large contracts already signed with current corners, Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson.
Last week, it was reported the Denver Broncos had preliminary talks with Philadelphia regarding Samuel. The Tennessee Titans have also been rumored to be interested in the veteran. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Samuel can be had for just a sixth-round draft choice.