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Asante Samuel can't wait to return to Philadelphia with his unbeaten Atlanta Falcons.
The brash cornerback says he still has ''nothing but love'' for Eagles fans despite getting traded to Atlanta six months ago for a seventh-round draft pick.
It was an unceremonious departure for a four-time Pro Bowl pick who lost his starting job when Philadelphia acquired Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after the 2011 NFL lockout ended.
Samuel, who intercepted 23 passes in just 56 games with the Eagles, openly criticized team management and Eagles coach Andy Reid after he was forced into a backup role.
Two weeks ago for the Falcons, Samuel returned an interception for a fourth-quarter touchdown. He says he plans to do something similar on Sunday when Atlanta (6-0) visits the Eagles (3-3).
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Philadelphia fans infamously booed Santa Claus and yet Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, a former Eagle making his homecoming on Sunday, has insisted for weeks now that some of the country's toughest fans will cheer him when he and his unbeaten team takes the field as an opponent on Sunday.
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