Falcons trying to complete trade for Samuel

By Charles Odum

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 25 2012 10:50 a.m. MDT

ATLANTA — Asante Samuel's agent says talks are continuing with the Falcons on Wednesday in hopes Atlanta can complete a trade with Philadelphia before the NFL draft.

The Falcons are talking with agent Alonzo Shavers about a restructured contract with Samuel, the Eagles' four-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

Shavers said "hopefully we can come to some kind of agreement" on Wednesday. The Falcons would send one or more draft picks to Philadelphia.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was New England's director of scouting when the Patriots selected Samuel in the fourth round in 2003. When asked about Samuel's interest in the Falcons, Shavers noted the cornerback's connection to Dimitroff and said: "You take it from there."

The 31-year-old Samuel would give Atlanta a strong trio at cornerback with Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes.

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