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ESPN: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Agrees with Giants 

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Giants and free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have agreed to a five-year deal, according to ESPN.

The contract is reportedly for five years and $39 million, with $15 million guaranteed.  

Rodgers-Cromartie, who visited the New York Jets over the weekend before agreeing with Big Blue, spent last season with the Denver Broncos.  The 27-year-old has also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.

In 15 regular-season games for the Broncos, Rodgers-Cromartie had 31 tackles and 14 passes defended, and tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

Rodgers-Cromartie joins a new-look Giants secondary that could feature three new starters.  The team also agreed to one-year deals with cornerback Walter Thurmond and safety Quintin Demps over the weekend.

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Falcons Acquire Cornerback Asante Samuel, Agree On New Contract

Jim McIsaac/Ge​tty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles had a surplus of cornerbacks and the Atlanta Falcons needed to upgrade their secondary, so the two were a match made in football heaven. According to ESPN, the Eagles have shipped cornerback Asante Samuel to the Falcons in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.

As part of the trade, Samuel has restructured his contract, agreeing to a three-year, $18.5 million deal with Atlanta. Samuel was originally set to earn $9.9 million in 2012 and $11.4 million in 2013.

Samuel is one of league's premier "ball hawks," racking up 45 interceptions during his nine-year career with the Eagles as well as the New England Patriots. He is a four-time Pro Bowler who will team with fellow cornerback Brent Grimes, significantly improving the Falcons secondary.

The Eagles already have cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie, so Samuel, along with his high salary, became expendable.

Last season, the Falcons ranked 20th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game.

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Asante Samuel Criticizes Eagles Front Office

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- During the NFL's trade deadline, the Philadelphia Eagles tried to see what they could get in a trade for Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. Apparently, that didn't sit too well with Samuel.

"Couple people upstairs might not want me, but who cares. They've probably never played football," Samuel said on Wednesday. "It's a business and they run it like a business and they're going to do what they need to do. They're playing with a lot of money, playing fantasy football, doing their thing."

Samuel was referring to the free agent splurge the team made over the off-season in which they acquired numerous players, including the singing of free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and trading for fellow cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Arizona Cardinals. Samuel's name has been the subject of trade rumors even since the Eagles acquired the two other cornerbacks.

Despite his criticism, Samuel later backed off of his comments and claims there is no longer any problem between he and the Eagles' front office.

Since 2006, Samuel's 37 interceptions lead the NFL. He is in the fourth year of a six-year, $57 million contract he signed with Philadelphia in 2008.

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