Asante Samuel showed up at training camp the other day and resumed practice with his teammates after an excused absence. But the veteran cornerback did nothing to quell the controversy surrounding his status after the team acquired two big-time cornerbacks.
"I want to be where I'm wanted," Samuel said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "if they're tired of my big play-making ability, they can ship me out."
The Eagles traded last week for Cardinals cornerback Antonio Rodgers-Cromartie as part of the deal that sent Kevin Kolb to Arizona, and they signed coveted free agent Nnamdi Asomugha on Friday.
Samuel declined to comment on whether he had asked to be traded, or whether he had any assurances that he wouldn't be dealt. The Eagles aren't saying, and there remains the possibility that the team will keep all three cornerbacks to compete in a league that now lives on the passing game.