Asante Samuel may find a home in Atlanta.
It is becoming more than a possibility that could acquire CB Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have been trying to move the disgruntled corner for almost a year now and their asking priced has dropped dramatically.
It has been said that they are willing to even take a fifth round pick in this year’s draft to move him.
Now comes the buzz from Jay Glazer that Atlanta is seriously in play for Samuel.
That price range certainly fits the Falcons budget as they are without a first rounder this year and they are still looking to improve upon their core unit.
They key to this situation is going to be how they can fit Samuel in under the cap. Their cap situation is one of the tightest in the league.
Samuel would have to love the idea of playing in Atlanta so much that he drastically restructures his contract from the $10 million that he is due this year.
If that were to happen now that CB Brett Grimes has signed his franchise tender, the Falcons could go from fielding one of the most porous secondaries in the NFC to being one of its most stout.
Consider the idea that the heavy hitting CB Duanta Robinson would probably have to slide into nickel, dime and rotation packages.
Importing Samuel would counter moves by division rivals the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It would also shake up both Saints games as the triple threat would force a Robert Meachem-less Drew Brees to hold the ball an extra second or two thanks to healthier coverage.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff would at the right price shake the talk that he is reaping what he sewed in regards to handcuffing the team in 2012 after the Julio Jones 2011 draft day trade.
There are no guarantees but if Samuel works out the money on this deal, everybody can move on with their lives.