The Sports Kings: Falcons Get Their Man…
Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel is coming to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons on Wednesday gave up a seventh-round draft pick to acquire Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Falcons announced the trade after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, $18.5 million deal. His contract with Philadelphia called for him to earn $9.9 million in 2012 and $11.4 million in 2013.
The 31-year-old gives Atlanta a strong but high-priced trio at cornerback with Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
Grimes, who signed his franchise tag tender Tuesday, will make $10.262 million this season. Robinson will earn $6 million.
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