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Andy Reid defends Samuel, front office

Eagles coach tries to put out latest fire with statement.

A few hours after Asante Samuel took a few jabs at the Eagles' front office, most notably Joe Banner and Howie Roseman, coach Andy Reid issued a statement.

The coach said he has spoken with his disgruntled cornerback and considers him a valuable member of the team. Reid added that Banner, Roseman and himself are all on the same page.

Here is Reid's statement in its entirety ...



"I am aware of how Asante felt and we have since talked. We both left with a positive feeling going forward. As I have said previously, when we acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, we had received numerous calls on the availability of our cornerbacks. After discussing significant trade offers with other teams, we decided to keep all three cornerbacks on our team. Asante is a valuable member of our team and we appreciate all that he brings to this organization. As far as my relationship with Howie and Joe, I have a great deal of respect for both of them and I know we are all on the same page."

 
 
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