The Philadelphia Eagles are considering trading veteran cornerback Asante Samuel and a report out of Philadelphia has the four-time Pro Bowler potentially landing in Nashville within the next few days.
According to Derrick Gunn of CSN Philadelphia, the Eagles could ship Samuel to the Tennessee Titans for a conditional third round draft choice. The Titans' interest in Samuel was initially reported by Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.
UPDATE: Jim Wyatt, who provides blanket coverage of the Titans for The Tennessean, pours some cold water on the report that the Titans and Eagles are on the verge of a deal.
Samuel, 31, is reportedly willing to restructure his contract, which has two seasons and $21.5 million remaining, including a $9.9 million base salary, $100,000 workout bonus and $11 million cap number for the 2012 season. Samuel is due to earn $11.4 million in base salary in 2013 with another $100,000 workout bonus.
Over his nine-year career, Samuel has 45 interceptions, five he's returned for touchdowns, and 123 passes defensed. The Titans lost Cortland Finnegan to free agency and do not have a great deal of veteran depth at the position. Samuel would instantly be the No. 1 corner in a secondary that currently has 2010 fourth round pick Alterraun Verner and 2009 sixth round pick Jason McCourty are penciled in as the starters.