NFL

Atlanta Falcons
Position
CB
 
Jersey
22
Name  Asante Samuel
Born  1/6/1981
Height  5-10
Weight  185
College  UCF
2/5/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: The Falcons have parted ways with cornerback Asante Samuel. SOURCE: Alex Marvez, Fox Sports 1
Insight: Samuel recorded just 30 tackles this past season, his fewest since 2010. Atlanta is saving $4 million by releasing Samuel. He won't get more than a one or two-year deal in free agency.
 
10/7/2013 7:52:00 PM
Description: Asante Samuel will start at left corner Monday night against the Jets.
Insight: Samuel hasn't played since Week 3 because of a thigh injury. He's logged just two tackles in two games this season.
 
9/16/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Falcons corner Asante Samuel aggravated his thigh injury in the first quarter Sunday against the Rams, but it's not supposed to be too bad, according to a FOX Sports source.
Insight: We should know the extent of the injury when the team practices this week. Samuel will be needed in Week 3 when the Falcons face Miami and the combination of Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.
 
9/15/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Falcons corner Asante Samuel is headed to the locker room after aggravating his thigh injury in the first quarter Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: 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.
 
9/8/2013 11:48:00 AM
Description: Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel won't be on the field Sunday against New Orleans.
Insight: 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).
 
9/6/2013 7:46:00 PM
Description: Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Saints. He's battling a thigh injury. SOURCE: Falcons on Twitter
Insight: Samuel was a limited participant at practice on Friday. He'll have his hands full if he plays on Sunday. New Orleans has led the league in passing offense each of the last two seasons.
 
12/14/2012 8:23:00 PM
Description: Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel (shoulder) will start against the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Samuel practiced in full Friday. He's more of a ballhawk than lockdown cornerback, so start your Giants receivers as you normally would.
 
11/30/2012 2:15:00 PM
Description: Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Week 14 against Carolina with a shoulder injury.
Insight: Samuel left Thursday night's game after the opening series after re-injuring the shoulder. Chris Owens took over Samuel's spot.
 
11/26/2012 11:58:00 AM
Description: Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Thursday's game against New Orleans. Samuel hurt his shoulder in Week 11's win over Arizona and couldn't finish Sunday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: Samuel is fourth among active players with 47 career interceptions. If Samuel can't play, Robert McClain would take his place in the starting lineup, but facing Drew Brees with a makeshift secondary doesn't bode well for Atlanta's chances to slow him down.
 
11/24/2012 4:05:00 PM
Description: Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel will be a game-time decision Sunday against Tampa Bay. Samuel hurt his shoulder in Week 11's win over Arizona.
Insight: Samuel is fourth among active players with 47 career interceptions. If Samuel can't play, Robert McClain would take his place in the starting lineup.
 
11/20/2012 11:12:00 AM
Description: Falcons' cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: Samuel has played well this season and will be needed to help control the Bucs' receiving duo of Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. If Samuel is inactive, his backup is Robert McClain.
 
12/15/2010 4:00:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Daily News reports Samuel (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Samuel has an MCL sprain, but looks on track to play on Sunday against the Giants. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/10/2010
Description: Philadelphia Sports Daily reports Samuel (knee) is "expected to be available" for Sunday against Dallas.
Insight: Samuel's return to action, if it happens, will certainly help an Eagles' defense that has struggled the past two weeks without him. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/3/2010 10:04:00 AM
Description: CSN Philadelphia reports Samuel (knee) is expected to return for next week's game against Dallas.
Insight: Samuel now has a long week to get healthy for next week, and was apparently close to playing on Thursday night against Houston. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/2/2010 8:01:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Samuel (knee) is inactive for Thursday night's game against Houston.
Insight: Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub's matchups improves greatly with this news. Joselio Hanson will likely start in Samuel's place. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/2/2010 3:03:00 PM
Description: Philly.com reports Samuel (knee) is expected to be a game-time decision for Thursday night's gamea against the Texans.
Insight: Samuel has been able to practice this week, so he looks like a solid bet to play and matchup with Houston WR Andre Johnson. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/29/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: Philly.com reports Samuel (knee) hopes to play in Week 13.
Insight: Samuel missed Sunday's game against Chicago, and despite a short week could be ready to go Thursday night against Houston. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/23/2010 10:28:00 AM
Description: According to Eagles HC Andy Reid, DB Asante Samuel suffered an MCL injury against the Giants, but will be "OK." SOURCE: PHILLY.COM
Insight: Samuel was a Giant killer on Sunday, collecting two interceptions, with one ending up a lost fumble. The injury didn't look like it did anything to hinder Samuel's production, considering the second interception came late in the fourth quarter. He will be needed in another big game against the Bears.
 
10/12/2010 2:02:00 PM
Description: Philly.com reports Eagles' head coach Andy Reid said Samuel (concussion) has cleared his tests and should be "fine in the next couple of days."
Insight: Samuel looks on track to play in Week 7 against Atlanta, which would be good news as the Eagles' secondary tries to hold down Falcons' WR Roddy White. (RapidDraft.com)
 
10/8/2010 12:55:00 PM
Description: The Eagles have ruled DB Asante Samuel (concussion) out against the 49ers. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Joselio Hanson is the nickel corner, but we don't know if he will start, or if the team will go with Dimitri Patterson. Michael Crabtree will get a bump in fantasy value this week either way.
 

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
9th
SDP 1
COL 3
 
7th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
7th
WAS 0
STL 7
 
6th
TAM 1
NYY 7
 
5th
MIN 3
TOR 5
 
4th
CWS 0
BOS 0
 
4th
HOU 0
KAN 2
 
3rd
NYR 2
PHI 1
 
2nd
STL 2
CHI 3
 
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COL
MIN
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SJS
LOS
12th
DUR 2
NOR 2