06-04-2008, 10:02 PM
Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/Philadelphia_Eagles/57) cornerback Asante Samuel (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/players/Asante_Samuel/3319) and rookie receiver DeSean Jackson (http://www.yardbarker.com/college_football/players/DeSean_Jackson/30057) sustained mild hamstring pulls in practice Wednesday. Asante Samuel and Jackson are two of the team's key offseason additions. The Eagles signed Samuel to a six-year, $57 million free-agent deal, and selected Jackson with their second pick in the draft, 49th overall. The Eagles signed Samuel to boost a defense that forced a league-low 19 turnovers last season. He has been named the starter at left cornerback, replacing Lito Sheppard (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/players/Lito_Sheppard/3398), who skipped the voluntary workouts for the second straight day amid dissatisfaction with his contract and uncertainty about his role on the team. Jackson, a standout returner out of Cal, is being called on to return kickoffs and punts. He set a Pac-10 record by returning six punts for touchdowns in his career. Also, the Eagles signed fourth-round pick Mike McGlynn (http://www.yardbarker.com/college_football/players/Mike_McGlynn/12471) to a four-year deal. McGlynn, an offensive lineman out of Pittsburgh, is the second of the Eagles' 10 draft picks to sign. Safety Quintin Demps signed last week.