Apparently, Eagles CB Asante Samuel is well aware of the very real possibility that his current employer could be looking to ship him out of town.
So, this being 2012 and all, Samuel did what any perturbed athlete would do.
He went to Twitter to drop a not-so-subtle hint that he expects to be traded.
Allow me to editorialize for a moment. Samuel is/was a good player here. I’ll always remember his interception in the 2008 Wild Card game of Tavaris Jackson that propelled the Eagles to a win over Minnesota.
He has 52 career interceptions and is a terrific cover corner–when he wants to be.
But he’s a cantankerous guy who seemed disinterested in playing at times last season. And the Eagles don’t need that.
If they can roll Samuel for a linebacker (unlikely), or a second round pick draft pick (likely), then it just might be high time they ship Asante out of town.
P.S. A Google Images search for “Samuel” returns the following results: samuel larsen, samuel bible, samuel inter, samuel l jackson, samuel name, samuel the prophet.
Bro. If you’re not a more popular search result than Samuel Larsen–the dude from Glee, that’s pretty weak.