In this crazy first day of free agency, it seems like things are changing by the hour, and now yet another report which states that the biggest name on the free agent market may indeed be off the market. The blog at the St.Petersburg Times is reporting the following when it comes to the Eagles and free agent CB Asante Samuel:
“For those of you still wondering about Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel, I have it on good authority that he is bound for Philadelphia. Anything can happen because nothing’s official yet, but that’s the version that has been making the rounds among insiders since Wednesday evening.”
John Clayton of ESPN reported early today that Samuel was to meet with the Eagles today, so yes, a deal could very well have been struck in the past few hours and they can be just waiting to cross the “t’s” and dot the “i’s” before they make anything official. While it came out a few days ago from FoxSports.com that the Saints were the front runner for Samuel, many always had the Eagles in the running as well. Stay tuned.