On former Eagle and current radio/TV pundit Gary Cobb's website, one of his authors "Micah Warren" says Source: Asante Is An Eagle.
Don't bother clicking the link, Cobb's site has crashed... The same author has posted the story at Blast Magazine.
Don't ask me what Blast Magazine is, because I don't know.
I spoke to a source close to the situation who told me that Asante Samuel is in. It's done. Per the source, the cornerback and the Eagles have worked out a deal. Samuel is definitely one of the big-time names in free agency this year, and the Eagles were obviously intent on signing him even though this constitutes tampering. That said, everyone in the NFL tampers. It's a fact. You see free agency start at 12:01 a.m. one day, and they have major deals done by 12:05 a.m. These things just don't happen that quickly.
G is sticking his neck out on this one. He's been blogging, doing camp reports, doing video podcasts ect all from his site in an attempt to make it an Eagles/Philly sports hub. One way to do that would be scooping everyone on the biggest free agent signing of the offseason. One way not to do it, is to be wrong. They have a lot of credibility on the line here.
I must say I find it very hard to believe. John Clayton isn't reporting this, Adam Schefter doesn't have it... I just doubt that people who write for GCobb.com have better sources than those guys.
PFT has even picked up G Cobb's report.
Update [2008-2-29 0:1:38 by JasonB]: John Clayton on ESPN at midnight says the Asante Samuel calls will start coming, "expect the Philadelphia Eagles to call very quickly."
Update [2008-2-29 0:19:14 by JasonB]: The St Petersburgh Times says Samuel is "bound for Philadelphia"
Lastly, 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.
Update [2008-2-29 0:47:8 by JasonB]:I'm heading to bed. There's reports that the Saints have traded for Jet's LB Jonathan Vilma.I'm also hearing the Raiders are close to signing Giants S Gibril Wilson, who was rumored to be a target of the Eagles. Otherwise, not much else to report. Let's see what we wake up to.