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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 DL Anderson embracing role

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 1:35 a.m. ET
It doesn't look like he will ever become the top-tier pass rusher the Falcons thought they were getting in the 2007 draft, but the team still seems confident that Jamaal Anderson can be a very useful piece on the ...

Falcons DT Babineaux suspended

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Falcons' pass-rush pressure issue to watch

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Mustering more of a pass rush — both off the edge as well as inside — might be just the ticket for overall defensive improvement for the Falcons, who are coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Falcons agree to terms with Weatherspoon

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon will be reporting to training camp on Friday with a five-year contract.

There’s something about Harry

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Harry Douglas is a supersleeper to take a flier on late in fantasy football drafts, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Mysterious knee could limit Falcons DT Jerry in camp

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
There has been speculation that Falcons DT Peria Jerry's recovery from knee surgery is not moving as quickly as the team anticipated.

Falcons sign fifth-round pick Meier

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
The Falcons have signed fifth-round WR Kerry Meier to a four-year contract.

Falcons’ RCB battle wide open

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have at least four players competing for the starting job at right cornerback in training camp, and this is a legitimate battle.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Falcons LB James suspended

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons LB Robert James for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, a league spokesperson announced Thursday.

Falcons' Robinson says teammates are buying into confident approach

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
As the Falcons' defense looks to improve on its 21st ranking from last season, CB Dunta Robinson, the team's top offseason addition, shared his thoughts on what it will take for the unit to succeed.

Falcons sign rookie OG Johnson

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed OG Mike Johnson, one of their third-round picks in the 2010 draft, on Saturday.

Falcons preparing Weatherspoon to play strong- and weak-side ’backer

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Falcons first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon has drawn positive reviews from coaches and observers through OTAs and minicamps, and it appears that, at the minimum, he'll be involved in the team's nickel package on defense.

Falcons sign draft picks Hawley, Franks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed two of their draft picks and waived four players Tuesday.

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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