- Jul 14, 2005
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HONOLULU - Asante Samuel said "it's gonna take a lot" to keep him a Patriot.
But the 27-year-old unrestricted free agent cornerback, who has spent his five-year career in New England, added that on a scale of 1 to 10, he'd probably rate his chances of coming back a 10.
"The fans love me and I love them back," he said. "The organization loves me and, hopefully, we can work it out."
Samuel had six interceptions during the regular season and has 22 in his career. He's returned three for touchdowns.
"It's gonna take a lot to make me happy and my family happy," said the first-time Pro Bowler after an AFC practice session at Kapolei High Wednesday. Samuel is one of six Patriots who will play in the all-star game Sunday at Aloha Stadium.
Asked how much he thinks he's worth, Samuel threw the question back at his interviewer: "You take a guess and see if you can hit it. It's no secret I'm looking for a big, huge, blockbuster deal."
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