Pro Football weekly

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

Thursday's 60-second rant: Falcons game a great opportunity for Newton

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
It’s only Week Four, but, make no mistake — Sunday will be one of the most critical games of Cam Newton’s young career.

Falcons' Abraham arrested on misdemeanor charges

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Falcons DE John Abraham was arrested on misdemeanor obstruction charges on Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. 

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Falcons rout Chargers to remain undefeated

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers for the Falcons, who overwhelmed the Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.

Turner, running game plodding out of the gate for Falcons

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While some say he’s just not breaking tackles like he used to, the team is not pinning all of the blame for the running game’s slow start on Michael Turner.

Chargers-Falcons game blacked out

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Chargers-Falcons game will be blacked out on Sunday to televisions in Southern California.

Falcons RB Turner apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Michael Turner apologized Wednesday to the team for his drunken driving arrest, saying he made "a bad decision."

Falcons RB Turner arrested on DUI charge

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Falcons RB Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges on Tuesday morning.

Falcons hold on, defeat sloppy Broncos

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw two TDs, and Atlanta capitalized on some early Peyton Manning mistakes in a 27-21 win vs. Denver Monday night.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

Key matchup: Falcons wide receivers vs. Broncos cornerbacks

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we take a look at a tough test awaiting Denver’s secondary on Monday night in Atlanta.

Falcons sign CB Johnson

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed CB Terrance Johnson Tuesday and placed CB Brent Grimes on injured reserve.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Falcons place CB Grimes on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Brent Grimes will go on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury in Sunday’s game. 

Ryan throws three TDs as Falcons top Chiefs

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.

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.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE