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Friday, February 29, 2008

Have the Eagles Signed Asante Samuel?

AOL Sports reports that Comcast SportsNet's Derrick Gunn, a familiar face to Eagles' fans, is reporting that the Eagles have done just that. Click here for the story.

Do I believe it?

Well, the mainstream Eagles' writers have reported only that Samuel is visiting the Eagles first. Another mainstream writer (I believe on ESPN) reports that Samuel's agent has said that the Bucs and Saints are a better fit.

True, it would be a good signing for the Eagles, who also need another safety, a defensive end and, yes, a breakway threat at wide receiver on offense (not to mention a kick returner). What this signing also would do is send a signal to either Sheldon Brown or Lito Sheppard that their roles on the team are changing. What I'm not sure of is what the salary cap hit would be for, when healthy, 3 CBs who have played at the Pro Bowl level in the past. Then again, the conventional wisdom today is that you need at least 4 good corners on your team, so perhaps there is enough work for everyone.

Stay tuned.