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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

Falcons CB Robinson fined $50,000 for hit

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Falcons CB Dunta Robinson $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in Sunday's game.

Falcons CB Robinson also suffered concussion on hit

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson has a concussion following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Sunday. The collision knocked both players out of the game.

Falcons’ pass defense takes a step back in loss to Eagles

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Atlanta is still very much a threat to win the NFC South, but the breakdowns in pass coverage must be corrected.

Report: Eagles WR Jackson has 'severe concussion'

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
DeSean Jackson has a "severe concussion" with memory loss following a helmet-to-helmet hit with Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Eagles offense explodes in 31-17 win vs. Falcons

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Jeremy Maclin caught TD passes of 8 and 83 yards, leading Philadelphia to a 31-17 win over Atlanta, snapping the Falcons' four-game winning streak.

Blank: Falcons WR White has matured

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told PFW WR Roddy White is working harder and studying more than he did early in his career.

Blank cautiously optimistic about Falcons’ start

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Falcons have won four games in a row and are one of just four teams with a 4-1 record, but the team's majority owner, Arthur Blank, emphasized that it's still early in the season at the NFL ...

Falcons' Dimitroff expects Jerry’s reps to increase by midseason

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Peria Jerry went from being a starter at the outset of his rookie year to a sub-package player off the bench this season, but GM Thomas Dimtroff told PFW Jerry's current role shouldn't be interpreted as ...

Biermann's big play leads Falcons past Browns

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Defensive end Kroy Biermann's spectacular diving interception and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the Falcons to a 20-10 win over the gimpy Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Falcons waive LB James

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Falcons waived LB Robert James on Tuesday after he had completed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bryant saves Falcons with last-second FG to beat 49ers

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Falcons QB Ryan, WR Douglas working on timing

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan has targeted WR Harry Douglas 16 times this season, but the second-year receiver has only six catches for 71 yards.

Falcons not shaken by loss of Norwood

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons lost their No. 2 running back for the season in Week Two when Jerious Norwood reportedly tore an ACL, but we hear the team is confident that Jason Snelling can pick up the slack.

Falcons place RB Norwood on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL

Ryan throws 3 TD passes as Falcons rout Cards 41-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite injuries to their top two running backs, the Falcons dominated Arizona and pulled out a convincing 41-7 win.

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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