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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 release DE Edwards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons have released disappointing DE Ray Edwards, the team confirmed Monday evening.

Falcons not pointing finger at O-line for running woes

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Veteran C Todd McClure offered a rebuke of criticism the team's offensive line has received for the Falcons' struggles in short-yardage situations.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Saints hand Falcons their first loss

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two TDs to help the Saints hand the Falcons their first loss, 31-27, on Sunday.

Key matchup: Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Saints pass defense

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we take a look at the challenge awaiting the Saints' pass defense in Week 10.

Falcons swap fullbacks

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back FB Mike Cox and released FB Lousaka Polite.

Fair-weather Falcons

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk understands why the world is yawning over Atlanta’s 8-0 start. So do the Falcons.

Falcons place OG Reynolds on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed OG Garrett Reynolds on injured reserve and signed OG Phillipkeith Manley to the active roster.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Falcons see progress from MLB Dent

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Falcons were very pleased with how Akeem Dent responded to a new challenge in Week Nine.

Falcons hang on to beat Cowboys, stay undefeated

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Julio Jones 129 receiving yards and the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Ryan throws three TDs, Falcons stay undefeated

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

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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