Paying Samuel isn't Patriots' only option at corner

Giving Asante Samuel the hefty contract he is seeking might not be the Patriots' best option at cornerback, writes KC Joyner.

Originally Published: February 13, 2008
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
One of the big free-agent questions this offseason is whether the New England Patriots will be able to keep cornerback Asante Samuel. Samuel's presumedly high price tag will certainly have a lot to do with the Patriots' decision. There are a number of reasons to think that Samuel has a lot of negotiating leverage.