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Asante Samuel on future with Falcons: We’ll see how it goes

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With the Falcons long since eliminated from playoff contention, thoughts about 2014 and beyond are popular in Atlanta at the moment.

Cornerback Asante Samuel was asked about his on Wednesday, but he didn’t have anything concrete to say on the topic. Samuel was benched last week, with rookie Robert Alford getting the start and Samuel not playing at all. Alford is expected to see more time over the next three weeks, leaving Samuel with an uncertain outlook for the future.

“We’ll see how it goes. I don’t know,” Samuel said, via

Samuel will have a cap figure north of $5 million next season, which may be too much for a team that drafted two corners early in the 2012 draft and is likely to move away from some of the veterans they expected to produce far better results than they’ve gotten this season. Samuel has started 10 games this year, intercepting one pass and making 30 tackles for a defense allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete over 67 percent of their passes this season.

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9 Responses to “Asante Samuel on future with Falcons: We’ll see how it goes”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 11, 2013 3:32 PM

    Overpaid, another Falcons mistake. More wasted money and another player they could have traded this year to get something that is useful for the future. Double failure. No brains in the GM department.

  2. meatcarroll says: Dec 11, 2013 3:37 PM

    Dude was always a fraud. Deltha O’Neal with more career longevity. Gambled on EVERYTHING, would get his picks but also get burned to a crisp just as often.

  3. dcpatfan says: Dec 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    we patriot fans know all too well how this “is going to go”

  4. narfmoo12 says: Dec 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    Anyone else amazed that Samuel has 30 tackles this year?

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 11, 2013 4:18 PM

    would look mighty good in a Bears uni.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    When he had Rodney Harrison backing him up he was a great corner. Rodney was able to cover all the misses he made going for INTs, and allowed him to get most of the INTs he had while he was a Patriot.

    Take away support from a safety of Rodney’s caliber, and you get a much less effective Sante. I always liked him as a player, but he needs serious backup the way he plays.

  7. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Dec 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    while he got some picks, his overall play while here in philly wasn’t good at all. it always appeared that assante was playing for assante rather than the team.

  8. nfl4days says: Dec 11, 2013 4:38 PM

    I’m sure 20 of those 30 were touching a receiver that was already on the ground

  9. bag217 says: Dec 11, 2013 4:40 PM


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