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Did The Falcons Force Grimes’ Hand?

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Atlanta Falcons’ officials announced yesterday that CB Brent Grimes had signed his one year franchise tender that he had originally refused to sign meaning the veteran CB will be in a Falcons’ uniform when the season starts.

However, that news came hours after sources confirmed the Falcons were looking to acquire Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles before tomorrow’s NFL draft.

The unidentified source spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, which may include a draft pick, is not complete.

31-year-old Samuel, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, would give the Falcons’ new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan a strong trio at cornerback with Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes.

Samuel’s contract calls for him to earn $9.9 million in 2012 and $11.4 million in 2013. He might rework the deal to help the trade fit the Falcons’ salary cap.

The Falcons have six picks but no first-round selection in the NFL draft.

Rob Calloway can be reached at robert.calloway@cbsradio.com. Follow him on Twitter at @robcalloway3

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