According to a post over at Inside the Iggles, Samuel has signed a long-term deal with the Eagles. We’ll know more soon, as there’s a press conference at 4:30pm Eastern. Definitely a good, aggressive start to free agency! Here we go!
Here’s a link to Ian’s post here.
It’s official! The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Samuel is now an Eagle. He signed a six-year deal.
So, uhhhh, when will his jersey be on sale?
According to posts seen on NFL.com and PhiladelphiaEagles.com, Asante Samuel is in visiting the Eagles today. Supposedly the Eagles are his only stop, so this seems like it might be close to a done deal.
Today the Philadelphia Eagles released DE Jevon Kearse. It’s definitely a sad day because I know a lot of Eagles fans had very high hopes that The Freak would bring his amazing play from Tennessee. His knee injury two seasons ago seemed to do him in, and he struggled quite a bit in the 2007 season. Sad to see him go, but it makes some room.
In other news, the Eagles and safety J.R. Reed agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
The Eagles and cornerback Joselio Hanson also agreed to a one-year deal. Hanson is a restricted free agent, and if another team signs him to an offer sheet, the Eagles have seven days to match that deal. A second-round compensatory draft pick is theirs if they decide not to match the offer.
In a move that suprised absolutely no one, the Eagles officially severed ties with DE Jevon Kearse this morning. In his first two years with the Eagles, Kearse recorded 7.5 sacks each season. In 2006, he appeared to be off to a career year with 3.5 sacks in his first two games, but suffered a devastating knee injury against the Giants in an overtime period the Eagles should not have even been in courtesy of their 4th quarter choke job where they went conservative and gave up a huge lead.
Now that Kearse is officially gone, the Eagles head into this year’s free agency period with Trent Cole and Juqua Thomas as the starters at defensive end, with second-year man Victor Abiamiri as the primary backup. Somehow, Jerome McDougle is still on the Eagles roster and is rumored to be planning on showing up at Training Camp healthy and ready to go.
Faced with this situation, head coach Andy Reid has made it be known that the Eagles want to improve their pass rush. No kidding.
Show Notes: Episode 23 for Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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- Draft expectations
- Lito Sheppard unhappy, or is it media hype?
- Asante Samuel – go get him?
- Donte Stallworth available, and Andy Reid has said good things about him at the combine this week
- John Harbaugh leaves the Eagles for the head coaching job at the Baltimore Ravens
- Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook have come out publicly and asked for playmaker help
- L.J. Smith given the franchise tag, surprise move by the Eagles
- Eagles free agents on February 29th and at the end of the 2008 season
- Brian Dawkins’ future and intensity as player and leader
- Mike Patterson arrested for marijuana possession
- Listener email: Susan from New York City
Philadelphia Eagles – The Facts of Free Agency
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