'People are always calling' when it comes to Asante Samuel

From the sounds of things, the Philadelphia Eagles remain open to trade talks involving Asante Samuel.

There’s been great speculation the team would trade the cornerback after Nnamdi Asomugha was signed and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was acquired in the Kevin Kolb trade. Let’s just say that coach Andy Reid didn’t do anything to extinguish trade talk today.

“It’s what I told him initially and what I’ve told you, he’s on our football team,” Reid said during his meeting with reporters. “That’s what he is. As you know, in this league people are always talking. That’s what (general manager) Howie Roseman gets paid to do and every other GM is paid to do. He knows that he’s on this football team, and that’s the way it is.

“You can ask me a question about any other player, and that’s how it works. People are always calling, asking, and all that, it’s part of this game. But he’s on the team.”

When people call with the right offer, maybe Samuel will be an ex-Eagle.

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