June 3, 2008 |
Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard was a no-show today at the team's voluntary full-squad camp. After attending the team's mandatory minicamp last month, Sheppard wouldn't say whether he'd be back for this eight-day camp, which is the final full-squad gathering before the opening of training camp next month. It's no secret that Sheppard, a two-time Pro Bowler, is unhappy with his contract situation and the fact that he lost his starting job at left cornerback when the team signed Asante Samuel to a six-year contract worth $57.14 million.
January 14, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce John Dorsey as their new general manager on Monday, the team said. Dorsey was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations and has ties to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They worked together in Green Bay from 1992-98. The Chiefs plan to interview fired New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the offensive line job, according to an ESPN report Sunday. Sparano emerged as a candidate with the Chiefs after Cleveland offensive line coach George Warhop, who was targeted for the job by new Kansas City coach Andy Reid, elected to stay with the Browns and new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
December 11, 2011 |
MIAMI - From the Commando Crawl to the Florida Flip, the Eagles' defense repeatedly sold out to stop the Dolphins when it counted. Six times, the defense stiffened its backbone and stymied the Dolphins' short-yardage efforts. Each time, it contributed to the Eagles' 26-10 upset win. Plays came from the likely - tackle Cullen Jenkins and end Trent Cole - and the unlikely: reserve tackle Derek Landri, who channeled his inner Marine; cornerback Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie, a Bradenton, Fla., native with heretofore undiscovered acrobatic skills; and Asante Samuel.
October 22, 2011 |
Asante Samuel has heard the whispers, and he's not happy about them. The Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback, who has been on the trading block since this summer and whose name resurfaced in trade rumors Tuesday, said the talk "doesn't sit well with me. " "I've been nothing but what they expected me to be when they brought me there - 22, 23 interceptions over my years, broke playoff records. Obviously they don't want me there so life goes on," Samuel told 97.5 FM on Saturday. "We'll see where I'll be at. " This isn't the first time Samuel has voiced displeasure with seemingly being the odd-man out of the Eagles talented cornerback corps.
December 12, 2010 |
FORT WORTH, Texas - To no surprise, Asante Samuel and Winston Justice were ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and did not make the trip to Texas with the Eagles, the team announced Saturday morning. Neither the cornerback nor the tackle participated in the last two formal days of practice and were listed as questionable when coach Andy Reid released his injury report on Friday. Joselio Hanson will likely start in place of Samuel for the third straight game, with rookie Trevard Lindley taking over for Hanson when he moves inside to play nickel on passing downs.
August 9, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It was an unusual moment in Eagles' training camp: Asante Samuel had gone quiet. The cornerback who talks smack to wide receivers, their coaches, quarterbacks, running backs, and anyone else who happens to catch his eye, didn't have much to say during special-teams practice. Bobby April, the special-teams coordinator, wondered what had happened. "Is he still on the team?" April asked loud enough for everyone to hear. "I ain't heard him, so I thought he quit.
March 9, 2016 |
THE TIMING of Monday's trade of Byron Maxwell was remarkably fortuitous if you happened to be a sports writer who already had spent much of his day searching for an anecdote to lead into a column about the fool's gold that is NFL free agency. (Clears throat). And so it was that the Byron Maxwell era was relegated to the same historical waste bucket as virtually every cornerback era since Sheldon Brown, Lito Sheppard and, arguably, Asante Samuel. Nnamdi Asomugha to Cary Williams to Maxwell.
December 17, 2010
Asante Samuel returned to the locker room after Thursday's practice session and slowly, like removing the skin from an onion, peeled away the thin thermal layers meant to keep out the December chill. As a nod to the crust of snow that fell on the outdoor field, the Eagles did their work in the large practice bubble that is nominally heated, but not so you would notice on Thursday. For the official notice sent to the NFL, it was reported that Samuel took part in "limited" practice on Thursday, one day after full participation on Wednesday.