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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

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
The Falcons believe Harry Douglas is sometimes the forgotten man in their receiving corps.

Falcons promote Vital to director of player personnel

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Falcons promoted Lionel Vital to director of player personnel, the team announced on Friday.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
WRs Roddy White and Julio Jones hope to lead a Falcons team that has exited the playoffs without a win in three of the past four seasons to Super Bowl XLVII.

Key matchup: Falcons WRs vs. Seahawks CBs

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup we look ahead to Sunday’s divisional-round meeting between the Seahawks and the Falcons.

Seahawks sign DE Chukwurah, place Clemons on I.R.

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks signed DE Patrick Chukwurah on Wednesday and placed DE Chris Clemons on injured reserve.

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Seahawks DE Clemons has torn ACL

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s wild-card win over the Redskins, an MRI reportedly confirmed Monday.

Koetter staying with Falcons

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter will remain with the club and not interview for other NFL jobs, the team confirmed.

NFC South Spin cycle: Tough test awaits suspect Falcons run 'D'

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons came up short against the Bucs in a game where they nothing to gain, and the Panthers rallied against the Saints in Week 17.

Falcons fall to Bucs in season finale

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons couldn't gain momentum for the playoffs as Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike William and the Buccaneers beat Atlanta 22-17.

OLT Baker rewards Falcons for faith

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Falcons OLT Sam Baker has allowed only 3½ sacks — the fewest he has allowed since his rookie year, when he played in eight games.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons earn top seed, Bucs keep sinking

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Falcons clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their win over the Lions in Week 16. Meanwhile, the Bucs continued to implode.

Falcons top Lions 31-18 for NFC home-field playoff advantage

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons have earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with their 31-18 win over the Lions.

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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