Asante Samuel's Value: Two Seconds?

Asante Samuel's Value: Two Seconds?

Birds fans are about as excited with the team's trio of Pro Bowl corners as football fans can get about a secondary. While not many positions outside of the offensive skill players are really "sexy," there's something about a ridiculously talented corner out there on his own island that has an appeal to it.

So it's not surprising the consensus in Philly seems to hope that Howie Roseman decides to keep Asante Samuel in Eagles green instead of trading him. While the was some very initial rumblings after Nnamdi Asomugha signed with the Eagles that the team could then maybe deal Samuel for a position of need, notably linebacker. But after a shortened training camp the team seems fairly content with their young linebackers, so much so that you'll likely see a rookie starter in Casey Matthews.

So what might they get in return for Asante if they decide to deal him? In a nice article about the state of the Eagles and their dreamy additions, Yahoo!'s Michael Silver says that Roseman has been asking for two second round draft picks in return for Samuel. He also goes on to note that the Eagles' young GM says he's "comfortable" going into the season with his three stud corners.

That would likely make Birds' fans happy. Still, it's worth considering the options. Do you prefer an embarrassment of riches at one position for a season in which you're most certainly "going for it?" Or do you deal one to add even more pieces down the line?

Also, there's a Young MC reference complete with clickable audio in linked Yahoo! article. We need that kind of technology on the Level.

>>Dreamy additions have Eagles thinking big [Yahoo!]

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]