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Eagles Cornerback Asante Samuel Reportedly On The Trade Block

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In the past 48 hours the Cincinnati Bengals went from having decent depth at cornerback, to losing their starter Johnathan Joseph with increasing concerns about Morgan Trent's knee. That's compounded regarding Adam Jones' rehabilitation with his neck injury and legal issues that may force the league to hand out some form of discipline with his most recent arrest.

Cincinnati is reportedly looking at signing a veteran free agent; yet in the same report the Bengals may be interested enough to simply see what they have at the position, which includes younger cornerbacks in Brandon Ghee and Korey Lindsey.

However of note, according to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi, the Philadelphia Eagles are placing cornerback Asante Samuel on the trading block. During the same timeframe that Cincinnati suffered damn-near devastation at cornerback, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to acquire this year's top free agent in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie through a trade with the Arizona Cardinals for quarterback Kevin Kolb.

We don't expect the Bengals to make a play on Samuel with a report saying that the Bengals are looking at veteran free agent cornerback, but otherwise willing to see what they have at the position. But it would go a long way to help neutralize what's being considered one of the worst offseasons in Bengals history. Not that we leap blindly to conclusions or anything.