Evaluating Falcons Second-Round Pick, Ra’Shede Hageman

Continuing to work on the offensive and defensive front, the have Atlanta Falcons selected defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman out of Minnesota with their second-round pick (37th overall). It is clearly that the Falcons are adding depth (with this pick) to there injury-prone defense, which saw defensive end Kroy Biermann, linebackers Sean Weatherspoon, Akeem Dent, and Stephen Nicholas...
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May 10, 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...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel cut by Atlanta: Could a New England reunion be in the works?

Damian Strohmeyer/ SIIt's that time of year when NFL teams start to shed bad contracts like they're going out of style. With free agency looming, overpaid veterans around the league will hit the chopping block, with their teams looking to clear up cap space for the offseason.The Atlanta Falcons got a head start to their spring cleaning last night, and its a name Patriots fans are...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Speculative Options For Recently Released CB Asante Samuel

The news of the day came from the Atlanta Falcons when it was first reported by Alex Marvez of Fox Sports that they had released four-time Pro Bowler CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas. Atlanta obviously could use the cap space, and Samuel is coming off of an underwhelming 2013 season and would have counted $5.25 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap. Brent Sobleski...
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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...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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...
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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 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...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Cut Asante Samuel

The first of many high profile cuts to come. Source tells @FOXSports that CB Asante Samuel & LB Stephen Nicholas were cut today by @Atlanta_Falcons — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 5, 2014
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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 -.
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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