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Asante Samuel Trade: Falcons Agree To Three-Year Deal With Eagles CB

The last hurdle to the Atlanta Falcons acquisition of Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel has been cleared, as Atlanta has agreed to a re-worked contract with Samuel's representatives:

Samuel, a 5'10 185 CB in his tenth season out of Central Florida, has been one of the NFL's premier ball-hawks throughout his career with the Eagles and New England Patriots.

Last season, while splitting time with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, he had 3 interceptions, moving his career total to 45.

The three-year deal would keep him in Atlanta until his age-34 season and will likely be his last big contract in the NFL, as few CB's can excel into their mid-30's in a position where speed is so important.

For all the latest news and notes from the Falcons off-season, head over to The Falcoholic.

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