Roseman was pressed multiple times, and while he would not outright say Asante Samuel would be gone, he did not do a good job convincing the media that he would stay.
“Dominquie Rodgers-Cromartie is out starting right cornerback” said Roseman.
Who will start on the left, Nnamdi’s position he has played for years at a Pro-Bowl level?
“We still have to figure that all out” said Roseman.
Needles to say, the Eagles did not give Asomugha $25 million dollars to play nickel, meaning that Samuel has likely played his last game as an Eagle.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who broke the Nnamdi news, reports that the Cardinals are interested in Asante. After trading their 2nd round pick to the Eagles for Kevin Kolb, the Cardinals would have to include a player along with a later round pick to get the deal done.
Anyone who thinks the Eagles will take below market value for Samuel should ask Lito Sheppard, who was forced to play nickel for a year after many assumed he would be traded due to the signing of Asante Samuel a few years ago.
The New York Jets, who tried hard to sign Asomugha, are also rumored to be included in the Asante Samuel sweepstakes.
From hearing Roseman speak, it appears that a deal for Samuel could come sooner then later.
Stay tuned for more details to come as they emerge.