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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

Injury report for Saints-Falcons MNF game

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 16 Monday-night game, New Orleans at Atlanta, showing the status of each injured player.

Gonzalez has retirement thoughts

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Tony Gonzalez recently became the first player in NFL history with 60 or more receptions in 12 consecutive seasons. His Falcons are 12-2 and appear to be on track to becoming the top seed in the NFC playoffs. Yet the ...

Road to Super Bowl for NFC teams should go through Atlanta

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The team that was supposed to be shaky on the road probably isn't going to have to travel again this season, unless it advances to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.

Ryan tosses three TDs, Falcons win eighth straight

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan Babineaux recovered a fumble for a touchdown and the Falcons wrapped up an NFC playoff spot with a 34-18 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Brayton fined for sideline hit

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Tyler Brayton has been fined $15,000 for hitting an opposing gunner while Brayton was on the sideline.

Run ‘D,’ Lofton’s knee concerns for Falcons

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While the team is happy with his performance, we hear Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton hasn't been satisfied with his play of late, and one team observer said Lofton's long bout with a knee injury is a lingering concern.

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The NFL has released the possible playoff scenarios heading into the Week 15 games.

Dominant Patriots separating from pack

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and New Orleans are the four best teams in the NFL, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who says nobody is playing at the Patriots' level right now.

Turner quietly on track for huge fantasy rebound

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
His name hasn't been mentioned often this season but Michael Turner is playing like he did in 2008. In other words, he's having a monster fantasy campaign.

Falcons roll past Panthers 31-10

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw for another and the Falcons maintained their grasp on the best record in the NFC with a 31-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Falcons ORT Clabo driving up his price heading toward free agency

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Falcons ORT Tyson Clabo was already considered a tough mauler in the running game heading into the season and he appears to be getting more comfortable against pass rushers, according to a team observer.

Falcons CB Grimes responding when QBs test him

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 10:27 p.m. ET
While Dunta Robinson is the much more highly paid and widely recognized cornerback in Atlanta, the team's other starting corner, Brent Grimes, looked like the Falcons' best corner Sunday in their win over the Buccaneers.

Falcons win back-and-forth game over Bucs

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Eric Weems scored on a 102-yard kickoff return and Matt Ryan threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Michael Jenkins as the Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers 28-24 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Falcons not disappointed with CB Robinson

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
While he has given up a couple big plays since returning from the concussion he suffered in a collision with Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, Falcons CB Dunta Robinson seems to have the full support of his head coach.

QB Ryan’s accuracy helped Falcons top Packers

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan took what the Packers' defense gave him, dinking and dunking Green Bay to pick up first downs, and he was rewarded for that approach.

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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