The Eagles got their man today, signing free agent cornerback Asante Samuel to a six-year deal.

New England's Pro Bowl cornerback made Philadelphia his first and only visit on his free-agent tour.

Samuel, 27, just completed his fifth season with the Patriots and he has 22 interceptions in 75 career regular-season games, including six in 2007. Two of those six interceptions came against the Eagles in a New England victory last season. He returned the first of the two for a touchdown.

The Patriots made Samuel a fourth-round draft pick in 2003 and he has played for two of New England's three Super Bowl championship teams.

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