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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

McKay named competition committee chairman

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Falcons president Rich McKay is the new chairman of the NFL's competition committee, the league announced Tuesday.

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Falcons face decisions on starting O-linemen

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
While the Falcons will be looking for speed, perhaps at receiver and defensive end, in this year's draft, GM Thomas Dimitroff and his staff are probably also keeping a close eye on offensive linemen at the Scouting Combine.

Reports: Lions sign former Falcons S Coleman

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Former Falcons S Erik Coleman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions, according to multiple reports.

Falcons sign TE Agnone, extend contract of DT Lewis

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
The Falcons have signed TE Robbie Agnone and announced that DT Trey Lewis has signed a contract extension.

Falcons add Bratkowski to staff

Posted Feb. 12, 2011 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
The Falcons hired former Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski to be the team's new quarterbacks coach, replacing Bill Musgrave.

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Falcons extend Wire, release Coleman

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons made a pair of transactions on Wednesday, extending LB Coy Wire and cutting S Erik Coleman.

Report: Jon Bon Jovi in talks with Falcons

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank and rock star Jon Bon Jovi have held talks in which Bon Jovi would buy 15 percent of the franchise for $150 million, according to an ESPN.com report.

Dimitroff: Adding speed, developing Douglas and Sidbury part of Falcons’ plan

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
GM Thomas Dimitroff has had a few weeks to digest Atlanta's crushing playoff loss to the Packers in the divisional round, and PFW spoke with him earlier this week at the Super Bowl media center.

Falcons’ Smith takes contract extension in stride

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Armed with a three-year extension, Falcons head coach Mike Smith is determined to improve the playoff-contending Falcons.

Falcons extend Smith's contract

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 10:45 a.m. ET
The Falcons signed head coach Mike Smith to a three-year contract extension on Thursday. Smith led the Falcons to an NFC-best 13-3 record in 2010.

Titans granted permission to interview Falcons OC Mularkey

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Titans have been granted permission to interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for their vacant head-coaching position, according to ESPN.

Falcons stars help NFC win Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
The NFC jumped out to a huge first-half lead and won the Pro Bowl 55-41 on Sunday in Honolulu, led by Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall, the game MVP.

Falcons expected to keep RB corps intact

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
We hear the Falcons would be content to head into next season with the same group of running backs that helped them finish 12th in the league in rushing in 2010.

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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