If the lead up to the NFL draft hasn’t provided you with enough drama and intrigue over the past several days, there is always the continuing quest of the Philadelphia Eagles to trade Pro Bowl corner Asante Samuel.
With less than 48 hours to go before the draft, multiple teams have expressed interested in doing a deal with the Eagles for the 31-year old Samuel. Among them is the Atlanta Falcons, whose interested has heated up to the point that they are negotiating with Philadelphia and Samuel, per several reports.
Similar to the situation a few days ago with the Denver Broncos, who expressed interest in Samuel, the holdup to the present situation seems to be Asante Samuel’s demands for salary. Though Samuel has indicated a willingness to rework his deal, he reportedly seeks to keep most of the $10 million he is due for the 2012 season, per Jeff MacLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Falcons have likely offered the Eagles a late-round draft pick for Samuel, similar to the earlier offer received from Denver.