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WCS Salary Cap Series: Atlanta Falcons

Author’s Note: Since this article was written, the Falcons have released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas. Both cuts were projected in this article, though Nicholas was projected as a June 1st cut. The difference in dead money is an extra $1M this season while increasing 2015 cap space from $4.5M to $5.5M. When […]The post WCS Salary Cap Series: Atlanta Falcons by Jeremy...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons release veterans Nicholas, Samuel

The Atlanta Falcons have released two former longtime starters, cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, from their defense. The 33-year-old Samuel started only 10 games in 2013, when the Falcons finished a disappointing 4-12. He was a spectator down the stretch as the team turned to rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Samuel, who began his career...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Release LB Nicholas, CB Samuel

  Releasing Stephen Nicholas and Asante Samuel were necessary roster moves. (Kevin C. Cox) The Atlanta Falcons have parted ways with linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerback Asante Samuel, saving $6.5 million in the process. $4.5 million cap savings for Falcons with release of Samuel. $2 millon savings with letting go of Nicholas.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) February 05...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons release Asante Samuel Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they’ve released cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Nicholas, 6-3, 236 pounds, played in 101 games with 51 starts in seven seasons with the Falcons. He logged 397 total tackles (284 solo) with 10 sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, and 12 passes defensed. Nicholas was selected by the Falcons in the fourth...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Five free agents the Falcons should consider

Falcon fans, we are forced to watch our bitter rivals play their way into the NFC Championship this week. Let’s focus on how Atlanta can build their team up via Free Agency. Hopefully, this team is a few acquisitions from returning to the post-season. Atlanta has cap space, around $17.0 million as of today. This is without any re-signings, so I would expect this number to decrease...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans enjoy scrimmage as Nicholas fights for his starting job

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Before a standing-room only crowd at Gainesville City Park, the Falcons conducted their first tackling to the ground of training camp, providing a little bit more of a glimpse as to what their 2013 team will look like.Much of the evening was a fairly routine practice, but for the last half hour the offense and defense scrimmaged. Head coach Mike Smith said that...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons notebook: 'Spoon, Nicholas back in action

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons two top linebackers didnt participate in offseason team activities because of offseason surgeries, but both returned to the practice field on Tuesday for the teams three-day minicamp.Sean Weatherspoon underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and Stephen Nicholas had surgery for a sports hernia, and both were able to do more than the team originally thought...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas & Emmanuel Lewis from “Webster” have Cupid Shuffle battle

    I think I have discovered the key to the Atlanta Falcons 8-0 season. Emmanuel Lewis and the Cupid shuffle. Check out this video of the former “Webster” star and Falcons Linebacker Stephen Nicholas having a dance battle at the team’s 8th annual Celebrity FootBowl Tournament.     How very “You Got Served.” The [...]
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas loses dance-off to Emmanuel Lewis

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas lost a dance-off Webster star Emmanuel Lewis during the team's 8th annual Celebrity FootBowl Tournament. It was all in good fun, and all for a great cause, as the Falcons raised some money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Video via AtlantaFalconsNFL. H/T SCP. Visit us at and Follow @HoldoutSports...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

'Webster' has dance-off with Falcons player

Emmanuel Lewis takes on Falcon Stephen Nicholas in a dance off.
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November 07, 2012  |  1 Comment
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