My brother in blog Dan T., of The Landry Hat, has an interesting new post on the top free agent cornerbacks on the market for this upcoming offseason. DeAngelo Hall is missing, but Asante Samuel and Marcus Trufant are on the list:
Asante Samuel, UFA, New England Patriots
Samuel posted a league-best 10 interceptions last season. He has followed it up with six interceptions this season. He’s shutdown quality receivers, helping the Patriots to an undefeated record. If Samuel is not signed to an extension, he’ll command big dollars on the market. Dallas could pay him. I am sure we regret signing Patrick Crayton right now to free up some money, but Samuel would be such an amazing grab…how it would happen, I have no idea.
Marcus Trufant, UFA, Seattle Seahawks
Trufant’s contract has voided based on playing time and given the team’s commitment to other players at his position, it appears that the cornerback will be looking elsewhere. His 2004 season was easily his best, when he compiled 96 total tackles, five interceptions, and a sack. He has 77 total tackles and seven interceptions this year. He will be one of the top defensive targets on the market. I really like Trufant and he may command less money. He very well may be a Cowboy next year and reunite with former teammate Ken Hamlin.
There are other names on the list, so go check it out. Don’t take Dan too seriously either; he goes a little overboard sometimes, but he’s a Cowboys fanatic, so what else would you expect? Besides, in my opinion, TLH is the best ‘Boys blog on the Net.