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Jets reach out to former Patriot Asante Samuel

The Jets secondary was perceived as a major weakness even before yesterday's practice, when they lost third round corner Dexter McDougle for the season to a torn ACL and top corner Dee Milliner for at least a few weeks to the dreaded high ankle sprain.As a result, they've reportedly been talking with an old Patriots frenemy: Asante Samuel.Per Manish Mehta:The Jets reached...
Via Patriots Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Have Reached Out To CB Asante Samuel, But Are Unlikely To Sign Him

  Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets have reached out to CB Asante Samuel following the recent injuries to a few of their cornerbacks. However, Mehta adds that the Jets are “unlikely” to sign Samuel to a contract. Dee Milliner went down with an ankle injury and third-round pick Dexter McDougle suffered a torn ACL in recent days. Samuel, 33, was...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens looking seriously at signing CB Asante Samuel…

Asante Samuel is available… Corey Graham is gone… The Ravens are seriously considering bringing the 5-10, 185 lb. 11-year veteran CB out of Central Florida (nee Patriots, Eagles and Falcons) into camp. John Harbaugh knows Asante Samuel well from his coaching time in Philly. Samuel is still an explosive playmaker despite his deteriorating ability to tackle or wrap up well due...
Via Ravens Football Machine
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel Selling $12.9M Mansion With Swim-In Grotto (Photos)

After a strong start to his career with the New England Patriots, cornerback Asante Samuel signed a lucrative six-year, $56 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He immediately put that money to use, dishing out millions to have a 15,000-square-foot mansion built in Southwest Ranches, Fla. Samuel finally is reaping the benefits of that investment, as Busted Coverage reported...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel selling huge mansion for $12.9 million

It took some internet digging, but we were finally able to connect the dots and figure out that free agent cornerback Asante…
Via Busted Coverage
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Do any of these remaining free agents fit in with the Detroit Lions?

The last days of free agency before the 2014 NFL draft are upon us, and the Detroit Lions still have multiple holes to fill. There are definite needs at defensive end, linebacker, cornerback and kicker. Depth throughout the team is still an issue in general, but there aren’t many starting slots currently available unless a major upgrade is made. At this point, that isn’t likely...
Via cover32 - Lions
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons cut Asante Samuel and Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons made two transactions on Wednesday, cutting veterans Asante Samuel and Stephen Nicholas in moves that freed up a total of $7.5 million in cash and $6.5 million in cap space. Samuel was seen as a steal by fans and columnists back two years ago when the Falcons acquired the four-time Pro Bowler from the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth round pick, but his fairly...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons cut Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons have decided to part ways with veteran cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, the team announced on Wednesday.The Falcons have released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas today: http://t.co/UyH894Agm2— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) February 5, 2014Samuel, the 11 year pro once thought to be one of the elite corners in the game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Cut Samuel, Nicholas

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Via profootball.scout.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons dump two former starters today to clear cap room

The Atlanta Falcons have started the process of changing the roster for next season by releasing veteran cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Both players lost their starting positions as the Falcons struggled to a 4-12 record. Samuel, who was drafted in New England by new Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli, was benched in favor of rookie cornerback...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Former Patriots Cornerback Asante Samuel

The Atlanta Falcons are moving on from Asante Samuel. Samuel was cut by the Falcons on Wednesday after two seasons with the team. The Falcons also released linebacker Stephen Nicholas on the day in a couple cap-clearing moves. Samuel, 33, lost his starting cornerback spot to rookie Robert Alford during the season and never seemed to be quite the same player as he was during his first...
Via NESN.com
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 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...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons cut corner Asante Samuel, linebacker Stephen Nicolas

getty images The Atlanta Falcons cut cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicolas on Wednesday. Samuel, 33, had fallen into a backup role with the Falcons by the end of the year. His cut will clear over $4 million in cap space for the Falcons in 2014. While the four-time Pro Bowlers best days are behind him there should be a few teams willing to add him for nickle coverage...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons release Asante Samuel and Stephen Nicholas

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have released linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerback Asante Samuel. 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel uncertain of future with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel was replaced in the starting lineup in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers by rookie Robert Alford and didn't play a single snap. Though Samuel has remained quiet for most of the week following Atlanta's 22-21 loss to Green Bay, he said on Wednesday that he doesn't know what his future with the Falcons is at this time. Head...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel avoids talking about future with Falcons

Doesn’t look like defensive back Asante Samuel is going to be in Atlanta for more than a year. Samuel was benched for Sunday’s win versus the Green Bay Packers in favor of rookie Robert Alford. And though he’s listed as the starter on the team’s official depth chart, considering the team has been eliminated from playoff contention, the team will want to give Alford some experience...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Asante Samuel On The Chopping Block This Offseason?

Asante Samuel was asked on Wednesday what he though his status would be with the Atlanta Falcons moving forward, but he seems to be uncertain whether or not he be brought back for another season. “We’ll see how it goes,” Samuel said, via ESPN.com. “I don’t know.” Samuel, 32, was recently benched in favor of rookie CB Robert Alford and the Falcons appear to be pretty...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Do or Die

This week the Atlanta Falcons (1-3) take center stage in another prime time game Monday night against another AFC East team, the New York Jets (2-2). The Falcons hope to recover from their losses in injuries and hope to win this week to keep their chances alive to make it into the playoff picture even though winning the division seems to be nearly out of reach. The Falcons are still...
Via isportsweb.com
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Samuel breaks media silence, pumped for Pats reunion

On Thursday, mercurial Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel broke a self-imposed silence with the media that had been going since the early stages of training camp. Samuel had good reason for speaking his mind. On Sunday, he faces the team the New England Patriots, the club that drafted him, developed him and put the veteran cornerback in position to win Super Bowls. By all accounts...
Via Fox Sports South
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel Leaves with Thigh Injury

Falcons corner Asante Samuel is headed to the locker room after aggravating his thigh injury in the first quarter Sunday against the Rams.Fantasy Spin:The Falcons have built a 21-0 cushion already and with the way Matt Ryan is throwing the ball right now, they're unlikely to relinquish it. The size of Atlanta's lead could dictate whether or not Samuel returns.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Samuel inactive for Falcons, OLB Wilson for Saints

The Falcons have scratched starting cornerback Asante Samuel for Sunday's season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Samuel had been listed as questionable with a right thigh injury. He's been replaced in the starting lineup by Robert McClain. Meanwhile, the Saints deactivate newly re-acquired receiver Robert Meachem and outside linebacker Martez Wilson. Wilson did not...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel Inactive For Falcons

Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel won't be on the field Sunday against New Orleans.Fantasy Spin:Samuel, who is dealing with a thigh injury, took part in warmups but the Falcons decided he wasn't ready to play. His absence is obviously great news for owners of Drew Brees and any of the Saints' top receivers (Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Darren Sproles).
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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