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Falcons cut defensive veterans Samuel, Nicholas

By cutting two former starting defensive players -- four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas -- the Atlanta Falcons began the offseason re-tooling of their roster. Neither move came as a surprise. Samuel was benched in the final four games of the season in favor of rookie Robert Alford, a second-round pick. Nicholas, who started 51 games in seven...
Via Fox Sports South
February 05, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons cut Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have released linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerbackAsante Samuel. Samuel spent two seasons with the Falcons and notched 70 tackles (62 solo) with six interceptions and 20 passes defensed. Samuel, acquired via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million in 2014, the final year...
Via Sports-Glory
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons free up cap room by cutting CB Asante Samuel

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the sources have informed him that the Falcons have released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas on Wednesday. The post Report: Falcons Release CB Asante Samuel & LB Stephen Nicholas appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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