It’s been rumored for the last 24 hours that the Atlanta Falcons were on the verge of acquiring cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles, and now it appears to be a done deal. A source tells Bert Breer of the NFL Network that Samuel has restructured his contract to become a Falcon:
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 had originally been scheduled to make $21.4 million in 2012 and ’13 with the Eagles, but that money was unguaranteed. Now with the Falcons, he’s much more likely to cash in on the new deal.
Samuel, 31, started 14 games for the Eagles last season. He amassed 34 tackles, one forced fumble and three interceptions.