Asante Samuel reports to camp
As of the current moment, the Philadelphia Eagles have three very good cornerbacks on their roster.
Whether or not it stays that way remains to be seen.
Holding onto Samuel would give the Eagles the best CB unit in the league.
According to multiple reports from Eagles beat writers on the ground at Lehigh University, cornerback Asante Samuel has reported to camp and taken his physical after missing the first few days of practice due to personal issues.
Ever since the Birds acquired both Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha last week, speculation has been rampant that Samuel could be on his way out of town via trade, as the 30-year-old cornerback is set to make $5.9 million this season.
Our opinion on the matter? Philadelphia should keep Samuel. After last week’s spending spree, it’s abundantly clear the Eagles are heading into the 2011 season with a “Super Bowl or bust” mentality, so why worry about an extra $5.9 million?
Good cornerbacks are hard to find, but staying healthy in the NFL can be even harder. With Samuel on the roster, the Eagles have a Plan B in place in case something happens to one of their two big acquisitions from last week.
They also have a pretty damn good nickel corner.
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