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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

Lockout limbo: Falcons report

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Falcons made a bold move in the first round of the draft, and the pressure is on WR Julio Jones to show he was worth the price.

Rodgers fills void at running back for Falcons

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Overshadowed by the Falcons' bold trade to move up 21 spots in the first round to draft WR Julio Jones was the team's trade to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to take RB Jacquizz Rodgers.

Falcons GM Dimitroff says WR Jones not last missing piece

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
GM Thomas Dimitroff is making it clear — it will take more than the addition of Julio Jones for the Falcons to go from a perennial playoff contender to a title winner.

Ask the experts: Best trade of the draft's first two days

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
PFW editors offer their take on the team that made the best trade in the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft.

Fantasy outlook: Julio Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Atlanta felt strongly about Julio Jones. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him, though.

Falcons trade up for Alabama WR Jones

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons traded five draft picks, including their 2011 and ’12 first round picks, to the Browns in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick, which they used to select Alabama WR Julio Jones.

Falcons S Moore arrested on traffic charges

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Falcons S William Moore was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in Gwinnett County, Ga. and charged with multiple traffic violations.

Falcons expected to reward CB Grimes for hard work

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
CB Brent Grimes should top the list of players Atlanta would like to discuss an extension with when things settle down.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 27

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 27th pick in the NFL draft, the most recent of whom, Patriots CB Devin McCourty, holds great promise.

Falcons’ Jerry, Peters expected to battle for starting job

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have an intriguing position battle at defensive tackle if training camp starts on time this year.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Falcons show commitment to Dimitroff, Smith

Posted March 17, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Since being hired in 2008, GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith have overseen three consecutive winning seasons — a first in franchise history — and they were each rewarded with contract extensions this offseason.

Falcons GM Dimitroff signs extension

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who has helped construct a roster that won the NFC South in 2010, has signed a multi-year extension with the team.

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

Falcons sign OT Svitek, P Parrish

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed their top backup on the offensive line, Will Svitek, on Thursday.

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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