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Asante Samuel

Asante Samuel - #22 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 185 lbs.
Birthday 01/06/1981
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, FL
College UCF
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 4th round, 23rd pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
36 0 5

McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring C Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

Gonzalez says he's returning to Falcons

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5 p.m. ET
Tony Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons in 2013.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
The Falcons' defense will have a new look in 2013, but a familiar face, SS William Moore, will be back in the fold after agreeing to a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Financing terms reached for new Falcons stadium

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Terms have been reached for the Falcons' proposal to build a new $1 billion stadium, keeping the team's home games in the city's downtown.

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 team needs

Posted March 02, 2013 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Atlanta Falcons, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Falcons release Abraham, Robinson, Turner

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Falcons released DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner on Friday, the team announced. 

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Falcons QB Ryan has sprained shoulder, out of Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

49ers heading to Super Bowl after comeback win

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Key matchup: Falcons OLT Sam Baker vs. the 49ers' Smiths

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The 49ers' ruthless right side of Aldon Smith and Justin Smith will face off against a reborn left tackle in Sam Baker.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

Falcons finally put away gutsy Seahawks

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and overcame two interceptions in rallying the Falcons past the Seahawks, 30-28, on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 30, 2012
Samuel was active and started for the Falcons on Sunday against Carolina after being listed as questionable.||||||| Samuel aggravated a right shoulder injury against the Saints last week.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and Samuel have returned to practice in a limited role on Friday for the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| Samuel is nursing a sore shoulder. He and Jerry were injured in last week's home win over Arizona.
Posted Oct. 15, 2012
Samuel returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the closing minutes and Matt Bryant connected on a 55-yard field goal with 1 second remaining, allowing the Falcons to escape with a sloppy 23-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.||||||| Including the postseason, Samuel leads the NFL with 45 INTs since 2006.
Posted Sept. 06, 2012
Samuel says he doesn't care if he starts at cornerback Sunday against Kansas City.||||||| With the Falcons, the label of being a starting cornerback is somewhat less relevant. New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is likely to use more schemes with three cornerbacks and two linebackers than he deploys in the base 4-3 scheme.
Posted April 25, 2012
A person familiar with the deal says the Falcons have acquired four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal has not been announced.||||||| The trade was made after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, $18.5 million deal with Atlanta. His current contract with Philadelphia calls for him to earn $9.9 million in 2012 and $11.4 million in 2013.

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