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 ESPN.com.
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.