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    Take it for what it's worth:

    Steve DeOssie said at the end of Sports Final on channel 4 that "he has heard rumblings that the Asante Samuel situation will be cleared up this week or soon after."

    Didn't quote any sources, but he seemed pretty confident about the info.

    ...Grasping at straws? Maybe...

    Keep your fingers crossed.
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    Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    Steve DeOssie was on Sports Final just now and said he heard rumblings that there is progress with Asante Samuel and he could be back this week. Granted he could just be relaying what Tom Curran said this week on WEEI because he said the same thing.
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    Samuel rumblings?? On sports final

    FWIW -- on Ch 4 Sports final, Deossie said he heard "rumbling" that the Samuel situation is about to end and it could be as early as this week. He repeated " hearing rumblings" a couple of times.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    :rocker: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    What exactly did Curran say?
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    You beat me to it. That is what Tom Curran said on WEEI this week. In fact, Steve DeOssie was the guest host for that interview. My guess is Curran is his source, but who knows.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    Then I couldn't type myself into trouble! :p (Thanks for sharing with us out of towners!)
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    And then the circle will become complete. :cool:
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    Re: Samuel rumblings?? On sports final

    You're getting slow Frank! :D
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    He did have that all-knowing smirk on his face, so hopefully, there's something to this.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    Before the 3rd PS game, IMO. If he'd already made 20 million then maybe he'd stay out until week 10. But he hasn't made that much money, yet, and passing on $450K a week is too much to pass on.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    He said basically what DeOssie said almost word for word. In fact, both used the word "rumblings". Curran intimated that Samuel would have come into camp from day one, but wanted to make a statement. Curran blasted Samuel though. Curran felt that Samuel was stupid to threaten to hold out until week 10 and then just cave three weeks into camp.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    That's about as reliable as a drunken sailor saying he's saving his beer money, didn't Samuel's agent or representative say they thought a deal would get done in July? His rumblings could be guys talking at a bar, he has no insight into the situation, don't hold your breath.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    Makes you wonder:

    Pats were in Tampa Bay...Asante is in Florida?
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    Re: Samuel rumblings?? On sports final

    LOL...tough to drive and type!!!
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    Except Tom Curran reported his "rumblings" story about Samuel on Wednesday of this past week before the Pats even left for Florida.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    Thank you Rob, I hadn't heard of Curran saying that. In fact I don't think it was mentioned on this board, but I was gone for a couple of days.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    Right...but would that stop Scott Pioli from being in Florida before the team?
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    No problem. I heard it in the car and forgot to post it the next time I was online. I can't remember anyone else posting the Curran thing either.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week"

    I actually don't know if anything really changed on the Patriots' front. As I said in the other thread, Curran made it sound like Samuel has been ready to end his hold out for a while, but just wanted to make a statement that he wasn't happy (and possibly miss a bunch of two-a-days). I think Samuel's camp is reaching out to the Pats and not the other way around.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    Not getting my hopes up. Didn't ESPN.com hear these same rumblings a week before camp started?
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    Sounds about right. They tried to bluff, but the Pats hold the cards here and they do not panic.

    Miss a couple exhibitions to save face and avoid injury.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    If he comes back this week it would make sense, read where he would miss the first three pre season games.. and this would make him about ready for game 4.. thought at one time BB might hold him back or mess with him, but kinda think now BB will use him whatever way gives this team the best chance to win. One nice thing about this, is there has not been a lot of negative rhetoric on either side.. i.e. BB lied and all the rest of that crap.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    Skip the two a days, in the 100+ heat?

    Might be a little bonus in that.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    If I were Samuel, I wouldn't choose to miss some of the two-a-days. Why allow yourself to miss some conditioning that will help you in January?

    If Samuel returns, which I am still not at all sure of, it will prove yet again that being franchised is a GOOD deal for any player. It just takes them several months to figure it out. Where are all these alleged players who were franchised and then suffered career-ending injuries while franchised? More likely, they just get rich, and still sign big contracts the following year.
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    He doesn't need two a day's to help him in January. It's not like he is sitting home eating buttered doughnuts! lol-

    He's working out in a nice air conditioned facility, somewhere in Florida. :)
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    Re: Steve DeOssie: Rumblings that Samuel will be back this week

    "If I were Samuel, I wouldn't choose to miss some of the two-a-days. Why allow yourself to miss some conditioning that will help you in January?"

    If I were Samual thats exactly what I'd do. Who would want to put themselves through that? Wait I know Tedy, Junior, Welker, Brady I don't know if Brady counts though. :D
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week" [merged]

    This shows the media knows absolutely nothing, to make statements without facts or sources is just bad.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week" [merged]

    You really don't like DeOssie do you?

    Why should he state his sources? He'll never get anything out of them again if he leaks that.

    It doesn't really matter. Obviously a resolution will be coming soon. Asante won't be sitting out 10 games, I can tell you that much. So he has a choice of either signing his $7.79M tender or negotiating a lesser one-year deal with some type of future agreement not to franchise him (unlikely).

    So both parties have little choice in this matter. It's the $7.79M tender or bust.
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    Re: Deossie on Sports Final:"Asante sit to clear up this week" [merged]

    And considering the way Gay and the defense played last night, there's really no longer a purpose for Asante's absence. He better get in, get into game shape, and be ready for the season or the season will pass him by...

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