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Eagles' Johnson says Samuel will be in starting lineup against Vikings

Updated: January 3, 2009, 6:58 PM ET
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Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio today that Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Samuel had been listed as questionable with a hip injury, which was sustained Thursday in practice. He was held out of practice on Friday.

Samuel made the Pro Bowl in his first season with the Eagles. He is tied for the NFL's career lead for playoff interceptions returned for a touchdown with three.

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