With CB Asante Samuel visiting the Eagles today, one area to watch is how his potential signing -- the deal being discussed is six years, $60 million if Samuel is to reach all incentives -- impacts current Eagles CB Lito Sheppard.
Every free-agent signing has ripples through a locker room.
So the question is how Sheppard, a first-round pick in 2002, would view a megabucks deal for Samuel. Sheppard had signed a five-year, $25 million extension in 2004 and is scheduled to make $2 million in base salary in 2008.
Samuel's potential addition could lead to Sheppard being traded.
If that's the case, it will be interesting to watch if the Patriots get involved. Sheppard is the cousin of Patriots WR Jabar Gaffney, who is also a free agent.