Why the Philadelphia Eagles Were Forced to Trade Asante Samuel

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Why the Philadelphia Eagles Were Forced to Trade Asante Samuel
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Although it appears counterproductive when a team with Super Bowl aspirations trades away a Pro Bowl cornerback, this is not the case for the Philadelphia Eagles and Asante Samuel.

As Samuel enters his 10th season, he still remains as one of the premier cover corners in the league.  However, he has also been a major distraction to the front office for nearly a year and a half.

By unloading the outspoken corner, the Eagles have not only positioned themselves for short-term success, but also long-term stability.

Here’s why…

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