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The Eagles had been unsuccessfully shopping Samuel since last year, and one impediment to a deal was his hefty contract. Samuel, 31, was scheduled to make $21.5 million over the next two seasons, and he would count for more than $8 million against the salary cap.
"I wanted to be a Falcon, so we made it work," Samuel said.
"He was a big part of making this happen, and he's excited, too," Samuel said. "He knows what I bring to the table. ... (He) had a lot to do with it and made me comfortable."
"I'm ready wherever this team needs me to play: left, right, whatever," Samuel said. "We're all going to work together to be the best there's been."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.