According to Geoff Mosher, Asante Samuel has come to Lehigh today. He had been out on an unspecified excused absence.
Speculation has been rampant that Samuel will be traded. For his part, he says he wants to remain with the Eagles.
Having him around camp could make things a bit more interesting, for sure.
We’re hearing and reading that DeSean Jackson could come to camp in the next few days. It’s our opinion that this absolutely would not happen without a new contract, so we think there’s been serious progress on that front between his team and the Eagles front office.
The Eagles made huge waves in the NFL this weekend, surprising everyone by getting the best free agent on the market in Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha has signed a 5 year, $60 million contract. Additionally, the Eagles signed Cullen Jenkins to shore up their defensive line and Donald Lee, who will join Brent Celek and Clay Harbor on the tight end depth chart.
Vince Young has agreed to terms with the Eagles to serve as Michael Vick’s backup. Young posted a 10/3 TD/INT ratio last year and an outstanding 8.0 YPA.
Young has had a tumultuous career, being a part of many wins with the Titans but also openly feuding with coaches and management, as well as his teammates. The Eagles seem like a perfect career rehabilitation opportunity.
The Eagles get Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2012 2nd round pick, and Kevin Kolb gets a $63 million dollar deal - $20 million guaranteed.
Dynamic running back Darren Sproles is a target for the Eagles. He would obviously be the classic Reid running back. Versatile, but small (Sproles especially small).
It appears the final details are getting nailed down on Kevin Kolb’s new contract with Arizona — which needed to be finished for the parties to make the trade official.
Multiple writers cite sources that have the deal getting officially done today. It will be interesting to see what else is in the deal besides Kolb and Rodgers-Cromartie.
The Eagles have reunited the coach/player combo of Jim Washburn and Jason Babin that worked so well for the Titans last year, signing Babin to a contract today. No terms disclosed yet, but you can bet the contract will have a total length of around 5 years with a “real” money term of no more than 3.
Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles may be in (along with the Lions) on free agent 26 year-old linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
Tulloch played for the Titans last season, starting 16 games and made 111 solo tackles. He’s thought to be one of the most sought after linebackers on the market.
Eagles fourth round pick Dion Lewis (RB - Pitt) has signed with the team and should be in camp tomorrow. It’s a four year deal worth a little over $2 million.