Friday, February 29, 2008

And we're off...Eagles free agency 2008

Pats CB Asante Samuel is in town and will visit with the media today at 4:30 p.m. Here's the skinny on Samuel.

The 27-year-old Samuel has spent his entire five-year career with the Pats after being taken in the fourth round of the 2003 draft from Central Florida. He has recorded 22 interceptions in 75 regular season games, and five more interceptions in 14 postseason contests. He was also a member of two Super Bowl championship teams, following the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Meanwhile, WIP's Howard Eskin, who is closer to Andy Reid than his wife, is reporting that Raiders' defensive end/linebacker Chris Clemons will sign with the Eagles within the next 24 hours.

Pro Football Talk has a source that says Samuel will be inked today. The same source says the Birds made a run at receiver Larry Fitzgerald but the Cardinals wanted too much, and that cornerback Sheldon Brown likely will be moved to safety.

On other news, the Chicago Sun-Times' Brad Biggs is reporting that the Eagles are interested in 49ers running back Maurice Hicks, who is primarily a kick returner. Hicks has already set up a visit to Minnesota this weekend.

Finally, DMac was on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in Orlando this morning and said that he expects to be in Philly in 2008, and that it would be a shock if he wasn't.

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