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  Jets | Reach out to Asante Samuel    Sun Aug 10, 07:12 PM

Free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons) was contacted by the New York Jets Sunday, Aug. 10, but the team is unlikely to sign him.

Footballguys view: The Jets are in trouble with Dee Milliner out for at least a few weeks with a high ankle sprain. They also lost rookie corner Dexter McDougle for the year with a torn ACL.

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  Patriots | Asante Samuel not expected to be option    Sun Feb 9, 08:22 PM

The New England Patriots are not expected to show interest in free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons) this offseason.

Footballguys view: Samuel's best days were arguably during his time with the Patriots years ago. New England is focused on trying to get a new contract done for free agent Aqib Talib.

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  Ravens | Unlikely to have interest in Asante Samuel    Sat Feb 8, 11:36 AM

The Baltimore Ravens likely will not have interest in free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons) unless he is willing to play free safety.

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  NFL | Several teams may be interested in Asante Samuel    Wed Feb 5, 08:03 PM

Several playoff-caliber clubs like the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots may be interested in signing free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons) to a one-year deal this offseason.

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  Panthers | Unlikely to have interest in Asante Samuel    Wed Feb 5, 05:29 PM

The Carolina Panthers are unlikely to have interest in free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons). The Panthers are likely to try to re-sign CB Captain Munnerlyn and sign a free-agent CB that is cheaper than Samuel.

Footballguys view: Samuel will draw some interest on the open market. However, he may not find a deal that will pay him what he thinks he's worth. His best days are behind him, and it's one of the reasons why the Falcons moved on.

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  NFL | Asante Samuel wants to play a few more years    Wed Feb 5, 03:18 PM

Free-agent CB Asante Samuel (Falcons) said he would like to play two or three more seasons.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas cut    Wed Feb 5, 02:48 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas.

Footballguys view: The Falcons created $6.5 million in salary cap space by releasing these two. Samuel's best days are past, but there should be some teams interested in him for veteran depth. Nicholas was largely a backup in 2013, but has plenty of starting experience and can contribute on special teams.

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  Falcons | Several could be cap casualties    Fri Jan 17, 10:59 PM

The Atlanta Falcons could consider releasing CB Asante Samuel, FS Thomas DeCoud, RB Steven Jackson, LB Stephen Nicholas and DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason to create some salary cap space.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel has no plans to retire    Tue Dec 31, 02:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel has no plans on retiring and wants to continue playing. "Of course. A couple more years. Two or three."

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel could be cut    Sun Dec 29, 12:42 PM

The Atlanta Falcons could consider releasing CB Asante Samuel before they are scheduled to pay him a $1.75 million roster bonus in March.

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  Falcons | Robert Alford part of youth movement    Tue Dec 3, 11:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan mentioned incorporating CB Robert Alford into the left cornerback spot typically filled by CB Asante Samuel, as the team utilizes more rookies and younger players over the final four games. Alford played 35 snaps in Week 13, while Samuel played 28. 'It's that time of year - I think all guys understand it, because (Samuel) is not the only one - across the board on defense and offense,' Nolan said.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel concerned about head injury    Sun Nov 3, 11:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (head) left the Week 9 game against the Carolina Panthers briefly due to a head injury, although he returned and said Sunday, Nov. 3, he wasn't worried about concussion.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel cleared    Sun Nov 3, 02:43 PM

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (head) has been cleared to return to the Week 9 game.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel exits    Sun Nov 3, 02:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (head) left the Week 9 game with a potential head injury.

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  Falcons | Three players questionable for Week 5    Sat Oct 5, 07:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Chase Coffman (knee), LB Paul Worrilow (knee) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 5, and are listed as questionable for Week 5.

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  Falcons | Three limited during practice    Fri Oct 4, 06:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (foot), LB Paul Worrilow (knee) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4.

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  Falcons | Two miss practice    Thu Oct 3, 05:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel tested injury    Sun Sep 29, 08:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) tested his injury before the Week 4 game against the New England Patriots, but decided he still could not go.

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  Falcons | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 29, 07:05 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared CB Asante Samuel, OG Harland Gunn, LB Jamar Chaney, FS Kemal Ishmael, OT Ryan Schraeder, RB Steven Jackson, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 4.

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  Falcons | Two questionable    Fri Sep 27, 04:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker (foot, knee) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were both limited in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and are questionable for Week 4.

Footballguys view: The Falcons offensive line survived without Baker last week, but the deep passing game was very limited. Samuel will be tasked with shutting down the rookie wide receivers for the Patriots and limiting Tom Brady's options as long as he is healthy enough to play.

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  Falcons | Two questionable for Week 3    Fri Sep 20, 03:16 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Cliff Matthews (neck) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 20, and are listed as questionable for Week 3.

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  Falcons | Two miss practice    Thu Sep 19, 05:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker (knee, foot) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 19.

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  Falcons | Two miss practice    Wed Sep 18, 06:01 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Sam Baker (foot, knee) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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  Falcons | More on Asante Samuel    Mon Sep 16, 11:00 AM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (quadriceps) tweaked his quadriceps in Week 2, and he left the game as a precaution.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel injured    Sun Sep 15, 01:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the team's Week 2 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Four questionable     Fri Sep 13, 03:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee), OT Sam Baker (knee), CB Asante Samuel (thigh) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) all were limited in practice and are questionable for Week 2.

Footballguys view: The Falcons are banged up coming out of a very tough road loss to the Saints. The Rams might be able to steal a win this week on the road.

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  Falcons | Two limited    Thu Sep 12, 04:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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  Falcons | Five limited    Wed Sep 11, 04:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (knee), DT Peria Jerry (knee), DE Cliff Matthews (neck), CB Asante Samuel (thigh) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel out    Sun Sep 8, 12:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) is ruled out against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

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  Falcons | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 8, 11:46 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared CB Asante Samuel, OG Harland Gunn, OT Jeremy Trueblood, RB Josh Vaughan, FS Kemal Ishmael, DL Stansly Maponga, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: The Falcons have a very good third corner in Robert McClain, so the loss of Samuel is not as devastating as it might sound.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel expects to play    Sun Sep 8, 10:09 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) expects to play in the team's Week 1 game.

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  Falcons | Two limited    Thu Sep 5, 04:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.

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  Falcons | Two defensive players limited    Wed Sep 4, 04:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) and CB Asante Samuel (thigh) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel injured    Sat Aug 24, 09:16 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (thigh) left the team's preseason game early Saturday, Aug. 24, because of a thigh injury. He is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant, Asante Samuel tops at CB    Tue Aug 13, 12:04 AM

The Atlanta Falcons released their second depth chart of the preseason Monday, Aug. 12, and CB Desmond Trufant remains in the top spot at right cornerback, with CB Asante Samuel as the starting left cornerback. CB Robert Alford serving as the backup to Samuel.

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  Falcons | Three likely to tangle for starting CB job    Sun Jul 14, 11:35 PM

The Atlanta Falcons will have a battle between CBs Robert Alford, Desmond Trufant and Dominique Franks during training camp and the preseason for the starting right cornerback job opposite CB Asante Samuel.

Footballguys view: Trufant has to be considered the favorite here. He's athletic, can turn and cover, plus has quick diagnostics skills to put him in position to make a play on the ball.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant looking to learn from Asante Samuel    Sat Jul 6, 09:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant said he has been watching CB Asante Samuel during offseason workouts and hopes to learn a lot from him. 'You can always learn from a guy like that. His instincts are off the charts. He plays the ball so well. I'm going to take whatever I can from him,' Trufant said.

Footballguys view: Trufant is an exciting rookie to watch. He's got the speed to transition from his backpedal quickly and keep up with speedy WRs down the field. Trufant also has good click and close ability to help in run support. He should start for the Falcons from day one.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel appeared to suffer injury    Wed Jun 19, 05:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (ankle) appeared to suffer an ankle injury during practice Wednesday, June 19. Trainer Marty Lauzon was looking at Samuel's right ankle after the incident occurred.

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  Patriots | Asante Samuel has advice for Wes Welker     Wed Feb 20, 10:31 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel said New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Wes Welker should look out for himself and take the most lucrative deal possible in the offseason. 'He made a comment that I chased the money, and not the championship,' Asante said of Welker. '... So here's my advice to you, Welker - You better chase the money, brother.'

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  Falcons | Two players getting raises    Wed Jan 30, 04:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters and CB Asante Samuel will receive bigger 2013 base salaries because of incentives in their contracts. Peters was scheduled to make $630,000 next season but will now make $1.323 million while Samuel will go from $3 million to $3.2 million.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel fourth among active players    Mon Dec 17, 10:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel recorded his 48th career interception in the Week 15 game against the New York Giants, ranking him fourth among all active players.

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  Falcons | Three probable for Week 15     Fri Dec 14, 03:36 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Justin Blalock (elbow), OT Sam Baker (hand) and CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are listed as probable for Week 15.

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  Falcons | Three limited during practice     Thu Dec 13, 03:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (ribs), DT Jonathan Babineaux (ribs) and CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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  Falcons | Four limited during practice     Wed Dec 12, 03:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (ribs), OG Justin Blalock (elbow), OT Sam Baker (hand) and CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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  Falcons | Three questionable for Week 14    Fri Dec 7, 02:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry (quadriceps) was limited in practice and is questionable for Week 14. S William Moore (hamstring) and CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) both did not participate in practice and are questionable.

Footballguys view: Moore has been an IDP stud, but his owners might be without him in their first playoff game. If Samuel is out, Steve Smith's matchup looks nicer vs Atlanta.

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  Falcons | Being cautious with Asante Samuel     Thu Dec 6, 05:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team is being cautious with CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) as they approach Week 14. 'Most certainly,' Smith said. 'He was only able to play three plays, so we are going to definitely be very cautious and make sure he's ready to go. He wants to be out there playing, I know that, but we want to make sure he gets cleared by the doctors before we get him out there.'

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  Falcons | Two players miss practice     Thu Dec 6, 03:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) and SS William Moore (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Falcons | Two DBs miss practice     Wed Dec 5, 03:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) and SS William Moore (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel injured     Thu Nov 29, 08:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) left the game early Week 13 because of a shoulder injury and is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Asante Samuel expected to play     Thu Nov 29, 01:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Asante Samuel (shoulder) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.

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