The Denver Broncos just lost Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins to retirement this week, and even though they had reportedly shown some interest in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Asante Samuel last week, Denver is no longer considered a viable destination for the 31-year-old playmaker. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos are not expected to trade for Asante Samuel.
The former fourth-round pick (No. 120 overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft has made four Pro Bowls and one First-Team All-Pro squad, but he still had two years and $21.5M left on his contract and hasn't started all 16 games in a season since 2009. Know more as a gambling DB than a sure tackler, Samuel has 45 career interceptions in 108 career starts.