Friday, February 29, 2008

Samuel signs with Eagles

Samuel signs with Eagles
Hear from former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel after signing a six-year, $57 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Anderson, Browns agree on deal
Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson wasn't a free agent for long. Anderson has agreed to a multiyear contract to stay with the Browns, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been completed. General manager Phil Savage believed if Anderson had gotten an offer from another team, the Browns probably wouldn't have been able to keep him.

Bengals bungle another one
The Bengals are trying to make a move to help their defense, but Adam Schein still wants to know what's going on in Cincinnati.

Source: Deal for DT Rogers in jeopardy
If the Cincinnati Bengals want to start working some 3-4 formations into their defensive scheme, the franchise may have the prototype nose tackle to man it.

Brady Quinn to be handed job, finally
Just as God intended, Brady Quinn will finally be handed the Cleveland Browns starting job, without ever having proved he was better than anyone else.

The Browns failed to reach a deal with Derek Anderson before midnight last night, and Browns general manager Phil Savage says that makes it pretty unlikely that he'll be back with the Browns.�

That leaves Brady Quinn as the default starter, which means that he'll actually have to spend his time before the game warming up, instead of checking out Kurt Warner's apple bottom.�

The Browns might not be terribly broken up about that, as they'll receive compensatory 1st and 3rd round draft picks if/when someone else signs Anderson.

I just don't know if this makes sense for either party. From the Browns side of things, I don't know if it's ever a good idea to let go of a quarterback who's proven that he's a capable starter.�

It's not that I don't believe Brady Quinn will be a good quarterback, it's just that QB is the most important and most difficult position to fill on a team, and if you've got one, you keep him. Even if you have two, you keep them.

And for Anderson, it seems like a gamble to say, "Yes, I'm sure that someone else will offer me more than the 3 years and $20 million the Browns were offering." Maybe he felt that Browns preferred Quinn all along and wanted to get out of that situation, but financially, I don't know if he'll be any better off because of this.

(UPDATE: And as soon as I hit "publish" on this post, the Browns signed Derek Anderson [you're a damn liar, Phil Savage]. Please disregard everything you've just read. You may still continue to enjoy the photo, though.)

Browns don’t complete deal before QB Derek Anderson hits free agent market / Yahoo! Sports
APNewsBreak: QB Derek Anderson agrees to multiyear deal with Browns / Yahoo! Sports

Anderson, Browns perfect for each other

10 Truths: Loss of Moss would sink Patriots
NFL Truths: Jason Whitlock doubts a no-name golf instructor can derail the Pats dynasty, but letting Randy Moss leave certainly could.

Chargers don't play free-agency game
A.J. Smith doesn't play the free-agency game like most GMs. Alex Marvez says it's a big reason why the Bolts are set for the long haul.

Eagles sign free-agent CB Samuel to 6-year deal
The Eagles have signed free-agent cornerback Asante Samuel. The Eagles agreed to a six-year contract on Friday with Samuel, who spent the last five seasons with New England and had 16 interceptions the last two years. Samuel also tied the NFL career playoff record with three interceptions returned for TDs Philadelphia had only 11 interceptions last year and failed to score a defensive touchdown. Its defense had an NFL-worst 19 takeaways.

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