The 7-8 Philadelphia Eagles have had a rough season. The off-season champs and self-proclaimed dream team became a media lighting rod when they surprised everyone by signing the big fish in free agency, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagles also traded for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie during the summer.
Two cornerback acquisitions later, suddenly veteran Asante Samuel looked expendable, and there were rumors that the Eagles were shopping him for the right price. Obviously Samuel was not pleased, and he voiced his displeasure earlier this season:
"Definitely, it doesn't sit well with me," Samuel said. "Definitely, I've been nothing but what they expected me to be when they brought me there. . . . Definitely, it doesn't sit well with me. And obviously they don't want me there, so life goes on. So we'll see where I'll be at."
Sheil Kapdia of Moving the Chains thinks Asante could be the odd man out this off-season:
Considering none of the three cornerbacks has looked comfortable in the slot, that likely leaves Samuel, who turns 31 next week, as the odd man out.