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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

Nnamdi changes Eagles' defensive landscape

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Adding CB Nnamdi Asomugha changes everything for the Eagles' defense.

Eagles pull off stunner, sign CB Asomugha

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles swooped in and signed CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year deal worth $60 million with $25 million guaranteed.

Packers-Eagles matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ wild-card game against the Eagles in Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon.

Samuel, Justice out for Eagles vs. Cowboys

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Eagles have ruled out CB Asante Samuel and ORT Winston Justice for their NFC East battle with the Cowboys on Sunday night.

CB Samuel out for Eagles

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Texans, who will be without No. 1 TE Owen Daniels.

Eagles CB Samuel out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Eagles have ruled CB Asante Samuel out with a sprained MCL, and he will not make the trip to Chicago. CB Joselio Hanson will start in Samuel's place.

Eagles-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
If the Bears are going to prove they deserve to be considered one of the NFC's elite teams on Sunday, Jay Cutler can't be as reckless as he has been at other times this season and in years ...

Eagles CB Samuel, Bills WR Johnson pick up fines

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Asante Samuel has been fined $40,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants WR Derek Hagan.

Eagles CB Samuel, WR Cooper out; RB McCoy questionable

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Concussions will keep Eagles CB Asante Samuel and WR Riley Cooper out of Philadelphia's Sunday-night game with the 49ers.

Insider: Seahawks will be Carroll's last job

Posted July 27, 2010 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Seattle will be Pete Carroll's endgame as a head coach, says one NFL insider in "Audibles," predicting that Carroll's tenure there won't end well.

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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