Asante Samuel decided to take the day off today.
The Eagles' cornerback did not show up for practice at the NovaCare Complex and a team official said he took advantage of the fact that this camp is voluntary.
It's not unusual for a player to skip these voluntary camps, but it's typically done by guys who are unhappy about their contracts such as cornerback Sheldon Brown. Samuel participated in the four practices last week and his absence this morning was quite noticeable because no one can match his vocal presence on the Eagles' defense.
Coach Andy Reid did not make any statement about Samuel's absence, but a team spokesman said the coach was disappointed. The spokesman said he didn't know if Samuel planned to miss the remaining three days of this camp.