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:
Per a league source, Atlanta has agreed to terms on a 3-year, $18.5M deal for Asante Samuel. So trade will likely go through soon.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2012
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.
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