Brooks: Mock Draft 6.0
Whatever happens, Samuel's hefty contract, in which he's owed $21.5 million over the next two seasons, likely will have to be adjusted. He will count for more than $8 million against the salary cap, which is among the factors that reportedly dissuaded teams from trading for him.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported in March that Samuel, 31, might be interested in reducing his salary in order to make a trade possible.
"As far as Asante Samuel, I can only speak for having played against him a number of times and I know that's he's been extremely difficult to play against and has done a great job against us when we've played him in the past," Ryan said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.