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Asante Samuel suffers thigh injury

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Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel suffered a thigh injury in Saturday’s game at Tennessee, multiple media outlets, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reported.

Samuel is questionable to return, per multiple reports.

Samuel, 32, intercepted five passes in 15 starts for Atlanta in 2012. His playmaking ability has been his calling card in stints with the Patriots, Eagles and now Falcons.

Second-round pick Robert Alford is listed as the top backup behind Samuel at left cornerback on the club’s depth chart.

The Falcons’ regular-season opener is in 15 days at New Orleans.

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3 Responses to “Asante Samuel suffers thigh injury”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 24, 2013 10:11 PM

    Still sore from being toasted repeatedly by Golden Tate.

  2. berniesboys says: Aug 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    Even with the manditory thigh pad? let’s open up some dialogue about LARGER thigh pads and possibly something to protect the linemans’ kankles. Everyone knew that leg pad rule was just PR…

  3. whoisrdymlz says: Aug 25, 2013 10:10 AM

    They can’t afford to lose Ryan, J Jones, R White, Gonzalez, or Samuel. The entire remaining roster is below average.

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