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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

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Falcons formally announce Robinson signing

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.

Falcons expect Jerry’s return to help pass rush in 2010

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.

Falcons re-sign QB Redman

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 7:52 a.m. ET
The Falcons will not be shopping for a new backup quarterback this offseason.

Falcons LS Schneck retires

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Falcons LS Mike Schneck announced his retirement Thursday, the team said in a press release.

Report: Falcons re-sign CB Williams

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed veteran CB Brian Williams to a one-year deal.

Falcons tender Dahl, Norwood

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. ET
The Falcons issued tenders to four more restricted free agents Wednesday, in addition to ORT Tyson Clabo and P Michael Koenen.

Clabo, Koenen tendered by Falcons

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Falcons tendered two of their restricted free agents Wednesday, reports indicate.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Smith expects Ryan to be ready for start of offseason conditioning program

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Falcons name Musgrave assistant head coach

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons named Bill Musgrave assistant head coach on Tuesday.

Falcons re-sign WR Finneran

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Falcons locked up veteran WR Brian Finneran before he hit the open market.

Falcons have decision to make at placekicker

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant and Steven Hauschka are expected to compete to become the Falcons' placekicker next season, but the team is still looking to see what else is available at the position.

Finding young talent on 'D' will be Falcons’ draft focus again

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With the most pressing of the team's needs being at cornerback and defensive end, sources say Atlanta will put an emphasis on drafting defensive players once again in 2010.

Falcons’ Moore will get a crack at unseating Coleman

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.

Falcons under pressure to improve pass rush

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.

Falcons CB Owens will be in mix to start next season

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Word is Falcons rookie Chris Owens has all but ensured he will be in the mix to open next season as the team's starting left cornerback.

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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