Maybe Asante Samuel knows something the rest of us don't.
Or maybe he's just trying to read between the lines when Eagles general manager Howie Roseman reiterated last week the team will listen when the phone rings with trade offers for the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback.
Either way, Samuel clearly is feeling a little uncertain heading into the offseason, going as far as to ask his Twitter followers where they'd like to see him end up.
If they trade me where would you guys like to see me go????
- Asante Samuel (@Thepresidentcb) February 18, 2012
Samuel said last week that he'd like to remain an Eagle but admitted that he hasn't received a clear indication he's in the team's plans for next season, likely leading to another offseason of uncertainty. The Eagles were open about the fact they tried to trade Samuel last offseason after signing free agent Nnamdi Asomugha and a trade for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
If Samuel is indeed on the move, he appears to have plenty of fans in other cities that would welcome him. Based on Twitter responses, fans in New England and Denver seemed open to the idea, while others in Denver, Tampa, New Orleans and Minnesota solicited his services.Â
The Eagles will surely take a long look at their secondary situation this offseason after struggling, especially early on, last season. One study listed Asomugha, Rodgers-Cromartie and Samuel among the league's worst tacklers in 2011.Â
Samuel's contract likely plays a factor in the Eagles' decision. The three-time All-Pro selection is set to make $8.4 million in base salary next season with a salary cap hit of $9.5 million, according to NFL.com research.