Breaking: Asante Samuel to Eagles
Now here’s a league that gets free agency right. On the first day of unrestricted free agency, NFL rosters are changing by the minute. The biggest get, so far, is All-Pro corner Asante Samuel, who is heading to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Per Comcast in Philly, and the great Derrick Gunn (trust us, the guy is plugged in with the Birds) the Eagles will announce the signing this afternoon.
It’s looking like $47.2 million over 5 years for Samuel which was way too rich for the Pats at that position. It’s a shame that the lasting memory of Samuel in a Patriots uniform is the interception that never was against the Giants.
UPDATE: It’s official. Mike Reiss says it for six years, and one would guess that the sixth year will make the package look more attractive. NFL contracts are great that way.