Samuel willing to re-do deal to help trade

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A report in Saturday's Philadelphia Daily News says that Eagles CB Asante Samuel has taken a key step to help him leave Philadelphia's crowded CB corps.

Alonzo Shavers, Asante Samuel's agent, reportedly has told teams who are interested in his client that Samuel is willing to re-do his contract to help a trade get done.

Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowler, is due to make $9.5 million this season and $11.4 million in 2013.

The 31-year-old nine-year NFL veteran must come down considerably from those numbers to spark the interest of another team. According to the Daily News' Paul Domowitch, Samuel has said he's willing to come down to $7 million per season.

Samuel started all 14 games in which he played in 2011, totaling 34 tackles, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He also forced a fumble.

He has 45 career interceptions.