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Old 02-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Asante Samuel Franchise Tagged By Patriots

Details are sketchy at this time - but Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe has the first web based details of the move, after Adam Schefter reported it on NFL Network.

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The Patriots informed cornerback Asante Samuel today that they are placing the franchise tag on him. Adam Schefter first reported the news on the NFL Network.

The news was confirmed tonight by Samuel's agent, Alonzo Shavers.
http://www.boston.com/sports/footbal.../reiss_pieces/

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Old 02-16-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Asante Samuel Franchise Tagged By Patriots

so much for the pats getting any "compensation".

http://forums.steelersfever.com/show...ghlight=turnip

this has pretty much been a forgone conclusion. i know the pats faithful love to hold on to this myth that there is "magic" to where any player cans simply be replaced, but in the real world that just is not the case. pats defense would suffer a great deal without samuel. it sure sucks to see their back against the wall and a player call the shots.

nice tat asanti!
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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Oh well,if they don't get a contract done he'll be gone after the upcoming season.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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I think most people saw this one coming.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #5
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Asante would have looked Good in
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Asante Samuel Franchise Tagged By Patriots

They have the cap money now. There planning on spending all there cap this year, why not lock the boy up unless they have other plans, and hoping maybe asante goes for a cheaper price next year.
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Default Re: Asante Samuel Franchise Tagged By Patriots

Here is the latest - looks like Asante has gone into full 'show-me-the-money' mode which is disappointing.

I find it amazing that players genuinely expect the Patriots to be able to match what the 49ers and the Cardinals of the NFL are able to offer in terms of salary - still if they are willing to offer up a 1st rounder minimum they'll take it.

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Free-agent cornerback Asante Samuel, whom the Patriots slapped with their franchise tag in February, is so displeased and discouraged with his contract talks with the team that he now is open to the idea of playing elsewhere and will seek a trade.

"This is to let everybody know that I'm not happy anymore and things are not going well," Samuel said in his first public comments since the Patriots franchised him. "At first I thought it was going well, but it's not"

"We have a difference of opinion in my value. They think I'm worth one price and the other teams think I'm worth a lot more. If a long-term deal can't be done at fair numbers for me and New England, then I want to be traded."

If a long-term deal cannot get done with New England and a trade to another team does not happen, Samuel said he also is prepared to take steps he would rather not and sit out this season.
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10108712
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Here is the latest - looks like Asante has gone into full 'show-me-the-money' mode which is disappointing.

I find it amazing that players genuinely expect the Patriots to be able to match what the 49ers and the Cardinals of the NFL are able to offer in terms of salary - still if they are willing to offer up a 1st rounder minimum they'll take it.


http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10108712
This is EXACTLY what would have happened with Porter, had he stuck around.
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^^^I think so too. It seems really likely.

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Default Re: Asante Samuel Franchise Tagged By Patriots

Looks like the Samuel situation is heading the same way as the Deion Branch episode - im confident that the Patriots will ship him out if they can get a 1st rounder for him.

Its not often you hear a guy openly proclaim that he wont take the field until week10 (even though its always been an option) and I really understand the business aspect of the set-up it just a shame he has to sound so whiny about the whole deal.

Maybe some teams will realise that the Patriots have one of the best front 7's in football, are always hard to run on and that those could be solid reasons why Asante picked off 10 last year.

Id rather they thought he was the second coming of Champ Bailey though and traded for/paid him like it

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The Patriots' lone mandatory offseason minicamp starts today, and disgruntled cornerback Asante Samuel won't be present.

Reached yesterday after he didn't show up to the Patriots Charitable Foundation golf tournament at The International, Samuel reiterated his stance that he is unhappy with the progress of contract negotiations.

"I'm not coming to camp," he said. "I'm not showing up until the 10th week [of the season]. I feel unappreciated. The way they're treating me is just wrong."
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