The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade for Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, which means they are about to have the most expensive cornerback trio in the league. Possibly in league history.
A few thoughts on what this all means.
- The Falcons are adjusting to the new realities of the NFL by going all in at cornerback. The only way to match offenses like the New Orleans Saints is with a deep group of cornerbacks, while sometimes forgoing a true "strong safety" on the field. More and more teams count their third cornerback as a starter. The Falcons are just making it more obvious.