The Denver Broncos have shown an interest in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. While the two sides have talked about two potential scenarios that would bring the star cornerback to Denver, Klis says the Broncos are no longer optimistic about finishing off a deal.
Samuel, 31, has emerged as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL since being drafted by New England in 2003. The four-time Pro Bowler has spent the past four seasons playing in Philadelphia since signing a six-year contract with the team back in 2008.
Over the past six seasons, Samuel has intercepted 39 passes while earning his reputation as a defensive playmaker. He still has two years on his deal worth a total of $21.5 million, but Klis says that the contract would likely be re-structured if a trade occurred given that none of the money is guaranteed.
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