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Atlanta Falcons


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 awaiting ruling from league on Babineaux

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Falcons are still awaiting word from the league on whether DT Jonathan Babineaux will be disciplined for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Falcons sign third-round pick Peters

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed third-round pick Corey Peters on Tuesday, the team announced.

Atlanta's savior in the secondary

Posted June 02, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Falcons are beaming over offseason acquisition CB Dunta Robinson, who is expected to make a big difference in the team's pass defense this year.

Robinson enjoying 'smooth' transition to Falcons

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
Atlanta recently wrapped up its second round of OTAs and CB Dunta Robinson, who signed with the Falcons on the opening weekend of free agency, said the transition to a new team has been smooth thus far.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Falcons DE Anderson expected to continue in hybrid role

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Falcons DE Jamaal Anderson is again expected to play his more natural position, left defensive end, in the base defense before moving inside to tackle when Atlanta uses its nickel package, as he did last season. Yet, it wouldn't ...

TE Gonzalez says Falcons 'underachieved' last season

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
TE Tony Gonzalez, who is heading into his second season with Atlanta, told PFW he expects better results from the Falcons in 2010.

2010 draft choices by team: Falcons

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2010 NFL draft.

Falcons make odd choice with selection of DT Peters

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
It's hard to figure out why the Falcons passed on a pass rusher with their first third-round pick.

Falcons fill need at weak-side ’backer with Weatherspoon

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
The Falcons didn't take the most conventional route to solving their biggest problem by taking Missouri's Sean Weatherspoon, but they did fill a big need.

Falcons have several options at corner spot opposite Robinson

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The Falcons landed a talented, expensive cornerback when they signed Dunta Robinson in March, and there could be an intriguing training-camp battle to decide who gets the starting spot opposite him.

Four Falcons sign tenders

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
OT Tyson Clabo, OG Harvey Dahl, OL Quinn Ojinnaka and RB Jason Snelling signed their restricted free-agent tenders Thursday.

Falcons expected to address pass rush with top pick

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Falcons have been very quiet since signing CB Dunta Robinson last month, but they still have needs to fill and are expected to use their first-round draft pick on a defensive end or outside linebacker.

Falcons RB Turner's workload will be monitored closely

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Michael Turner is still the workhorse in the Falcons' backfield, but head coach Mike Smith will be keeping a close eye on his number of carries.

Falcons sign Giordano, release Hill

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced two roster moves 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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