Published: August 2nd, 2011 | Tags: Cover Two Podcast, Asante Samuel, DeSean Jackson, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Joe Banner, Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick, New York Jets, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress, Ronnie Brown, Santonio Holmes, Vince Young
Eagles president Joe Banner joined this week’s “Cover Two Podcast” with my co-host Bucky Brooks and gave a very candid look into the Eagles’ roster-building process.
Banner openly discussed how the team is actively entertaining trade offers for cornerback Asante Samuel, who could be the odd man out in the secondary after the acquisitions of Nnamdi Asomugha (free agency) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (trade).
“We are open and in fact engaged with conversation with people that are interested in acquiring one of our cornerback,” Banner said. “Teams that need a corner have inquired about the depth at the position and we’re listening to them. In the end as we’ve tried to do in every situation, we’ll make an evaluation as to what leaves us with the best team.”
Banner added that the Eagles had no idea that they would be able to land all of the players that they have, including defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and defensive end Jason Babin.
On the subject of DeSean Jackson‘s contract holdout, Banner said once the wide receiver reports and begins doing his job, work can start on possibly extending his deal.
And for the “dream team” label the Eagles now bear, he’d rather not go there.
Brooks also breaks down how, with the addition of running back Ronnie Brown, the Eagles could now develop the “Wildcat 2.0,” with Michael Vick and Vince Young being the other components.
Newsday‘s Jets beat writer Rod Boone also stopped by to shed some light on the team adding Plaxico Burress, re-signing Santonio Holmes and how Mark Sanchez plans to be more of a leader instead of trying to pacify his weapons.