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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 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. 

Ochocinco highlights homecoming games

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco is one of several marquee players who will return to their former home stadium wearing a different uniform in 2012.

Trades made during draft week

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of the 28 trades made during the 2012 draft, including the players who were selected with the traded picks.

Tweaked duties could suit Falcons CB Robinson

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
Dunta Robinson agreed to restructure his deal this offseason to give the Falcons some salary-cap relief, and his role on defense will also likely be tweaked.

Falcons acquire CB Samuel for seventh-round pick

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Philadelphia has traded veteran CB Asante Samuel to the Falcons for a seventh-round pick. Samuel has agreed to a restructured contract.

Eagles' Asomugha, Avant see greener pastures ahead

Posted April 08, 2012 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Eagles teammates Nnamdi Asomugha and Jason Avant took time out from a service project to talk about their excitement for next season.

Samuel willing to re-do deal to help trade

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel reportedly has taken a key step to help him leave Philadelphia's crowded CB corps.

Titans' deal for Samuel is unlikely

Posted March 30, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Contrary to multiple reports, Eagles CB Asante Samuel is not close to being shipped to the Titans for a conditional third-rounder. 

Changes in store for Eagles next season

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
What the Eagles will not do this offseason is blow up the whole operation in the wake of a disappointing season, but the team will make some significant maneuvers.

Eagles' pass coverage needs re-evaluation

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The Eagles' defensive approach to pass coverage has raised some eyebrows, but the execution hasn't been very sound, either.

Bears-Eagles matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
We could see high-risk, high-reward football being played on both sides when the Bears try to throw on Monday night.

Allen: Eagles' continuity will make them better

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
Nate Allen has been one of the Eagles' bright spots on defense this season, and he thinks the team's improved continuity will make the "D" better.

Statements say things fine between Samuel, Eagles

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
After having been made available for the right trade twice this year it's no surprise that Eagles CB Asante Samuel is a little leery of the organization.

Eagles re-sign CB Hanson

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Eagles appear perfectly fine with a surplus of cornerbacks, re-signing Joselio Hanson to a two-year deal.

Samuel reports to Eagles camp

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel reported to the club's training camp Monday, the team said.

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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