Asante Samuel: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Should Trade for CB

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Asante Samuel: 5 Reasons Why the Detroit Lions Should Trade for CB
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The acquisitions of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie by the Philadelphia Eagles suddenly make 2010 Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel expendable.

With the list of optimal free agent cornerbacks quickly dissipating, the Detroit Lions have yet to make a significant addition to their secondary.

With former free-agent cornerback targets Jonathan Joseph, Chris Carr, and Richard Marshall all signing new contracts, Detroit would have to levy a trade to acquire any significant talent.

Will Detroit make a push for one of the league's preeminent cornerback talents?

That remains to be seen.

Here are five reasons that Detroit should propose a trade for Samuel.

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