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Feature Story One 3/6/08 Philadelphia Striking Big, Signing Top Cornerback Samuel In one of the largest off-season moves to date, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to lock up, shut down corner Asante Samuel from the free agent market. Samuel made Philadelphia his first and only stop during the first day of free agency. Many teams and analysts believed Samuel was the best playing in the market in 2008. Samuel comes from the New England Patriots where he spent the last five years contributing to a solid Patriots defense. Over the last two years in New England, Samuel has intercepted sixteen passes. This is the most in the NFL over the last two seasons. During his five year stint with the Patriots, Samuel has turned in two Pro-Bowl seasons and was a key part to their 2003 and 2004 Super Bowl victories. Nearly four years after making an opening-day splash with the signing of defensive end Jevon Kearse in 2004 from the Titans, the Eagles were again among the first-day players in free agency; making their mission for “playmakers” apparent to all. Of course, the 2004 season ended with the franchise's first trip to the Super Bowl in 24 years. Ironically, the team fell to Samuel and the Pats. Samuel was a forth round draft pick in 2003, coming out of Central Florida. Being a forth
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course ENG 161 taught by Professor Pare during the Spring '08 term at Providence College.

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