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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 anticipate better start for offensive line

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The O-line still has to prove it will not be a weak link, but we hear the Falcons are feeling confident that the protection for Matt Ryan will be improved from a year ago.

Falcons bring back CB Franks, waive WR Toone

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed CB Dominique Franks, less than a week after he was cut by the team.

Franks, Zelenka among Falcons' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced their cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit required by the league on Friday.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Falcons sign QB McCown, release QB Redman

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Falcons swapped backup quarterbacks on Tuesday, signing Luke McCown and releasing Chris Redman.

Falcons place DT Peters on injury list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Falcons got to the 75-player roster limit by placing DT Corey Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list and waiving QB John Parker Wilson.

Falcons waive eight players

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
The Falcons trimmed their roster Saturday, waiving eight players according to the team's website.

Left tackle giving Falcons reason to worry

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
With Will Svitek out for the season, rookie Lamar Holmes is getting the first crack at showing he’s up to the task of backing up the oft-injured Sam Baker.

Falcons OT Svitek out for season

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Falcons backup OLT Will Svitek will miss the 2012 season with an arm injury, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.

Odds speak to soaring expectations for Falcons' Jones

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Much is expected from Falcons WR Julio Jones, and his odds of winning the receiving-yards title at one Nevada sportsbook reflect those high hopes.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The return of DT Corey Peters, Atlanta’s top interior D-lineman last season, is not imminent.

Falcons FB Ewing tears ACL

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Falcons FB Bradie Ewing tore his ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener and will miss the 2012 season, ESPN's Josina Anderson first reported.

Falcons, Titans pleased with scrimmage

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The Titans and Falcons scrimmaged Monday in Dalton, Ga., and both head coaches seemed pleased with what was accomplished.

Concerns about Falcons O-line a fantasy factor

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The uncertainty about the Falcons' offensive line ought to be in the back of fantasy owners' minds when it is time to craft a strategy for drafts.

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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