November 27, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel (22) talks to New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft (left) prior to the game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Could Asante Samuel Return to the New England Patriots?


Former Patriot and current Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel is facing an uncertain future. Last summer, the Eagles traded for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and signed prized free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. With so much money invested in the corner position and Samuel due $9.4 million in base salary next season, not to mention the fact that he will be 31 years old, the former Patriot is uncertain if the Eagles want him back. He hasn’t heard from the team anything about his future with the Eagles organization.

That begs the question: If Asante Samuel is available, should the Patriots make an effort to bring him back?

It’s not breaking news that the Patriots need secondary help. The investment of several first and second round picks in the defensive secondary has not yielded the results the Patriots had hoped for. Samuel was a Pro Bowler in New England, though the last memory Pats fans have is of Samuel is his drop of an INT in Super Bowl XLII that would have sealed the game, and a 19-0 season, for the Pats. Still, though, Patriots fans did not want to see him go and thought the team should have been much more aggressive much sooner in the corner’s career to secure his services long-term.

With Samuel’s uncertainty, the possibility exists that the Pats could right that wrong in letting Samuel go and bolster their young secondary. What do you think? Vote below!

Would you welcome back Asante Samuel to the Patriots?

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