Eagles Plan to Target Asante Samuel

Saturday, February 9, 2008 ·

ESPN's Chris Mortensen has reported that the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets plan to target Patriots' free-agent cornerback, Asante Samuel. Samuel has said he plans to re-sign with New England, but he will listen to offers and not give a hometown discount. I assume this largely has to do with the fact he looked for a long-term deal last year, but was franchised tagged.

Samuel will likely look for somewhere around the 8 year, 80 million contract that Nate Clements got in an overpriced deal with the 49ers.

If the Eagles happen to sign Asante Samuel, it will be a great move. The move will add a play-maker to the secondary and also add insurance to our oft-injured corners. With the move, Sheldon Brown will hopefully be moved to safety, his position when drafted, and Samuel would play opposite of Sheppard. A guy who creates turnovers will be a big plus for the Eagles offense as well. We'll see what happens as free agency will begin at the end of the month.

Another rumor: This rumor does not have much weight, but there has been a rumor going around of Reggie Brown and draft picks for Roy Williams who is in the last year of his contract.

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