Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman told reporters yesterday that he will field trade offers for CB Asante Samuel.
“We’re always open to phone calls and to seeing if something works,” Roseman said, via the Wilmington News Journal.
Samuel’s name has come up in trade rumors fairly consistently since they signed Nnamdi Asomugha and got Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the Kevin Kolb. It’s hard to speculate at the level of interest of what the Eagles could be looking for in return for Samuel but he has managed to put together productive seasons despite the consistent trade talks.
“Whenever you have a surplus at a particular position there are talks around the league, people call and your phone does ring,” Roseman said, “and that’s happened in the past couple years by our quarterback situation.”
One factor that could work against a deal is that this years free agent market is pretty deep at the cornerback position so team’s will most likely be shopping for deals on quality players before they’re in the trade market for someone like Samuel.