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Jets reach out to Asante Samuel

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With a pair of cornerbacks suffering injuries at practice on Sunday, the Jets need help at the position. Their list of potential replacements includes a former Patriot.

Asante Samuel, whose dropped interception set the stage for David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII, was contacted by the Jets, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Per Mehta, it’s unlikely that Samuel will be signed, since the Jets plan to go younger.

Samuel, 33, appeared in 11 games with 10 starts for the Falcons in 2013.  He spent four years with the Eagles after Super Bowl XLII and five before that with the Patriots.

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40 Responses to “Jets reach out to Asante Samuel”
  1. drewzducks says: Aug 10, 2014 7:33 PM

    Well, at least he KNEW what it’s like to play for a Champion.

  2. rrhoe says: Aug 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    Wow,I didn’t even know he was a FA…….

  3. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 10, 2014 7:42 PM

    Please no.

  4. hartdaddy says: Aug 10, 2014 7:49 PM

    Not exactly the type of “Rex Ryan Defense” CB, no?

  5. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 10, 2014 8:03 PM

    One of the best ball-hawking corners in the game. The only reason he’s not on a team now is his asking price.

  6. kgun80 says: Aug 10, 2014 8:06 PM

    “Best semi-retired free agent has been in the league” -Rex Ryan

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 10, 2014 8:06 PM

    Manish Mehta source was 2 Jets fans talking on the street in the Village.

  8. ncphinsfan says: Aug 10, 2014 8:09 PM

    Great Signing if the Jets can get him….. 6 years ago! LOL

  9. pats1944 says: Aug 10, 2014 8:11 PM

    There is a deep hatred in my heart for him because it hit his hands and he dropped it. We would have been 19-0 I hate my life. #nosuperbowls since spygate will haunt me forever

  10. TheWizard says: Aug 10, 2014 8:11 PM

    He lives………and dies……….by the big play.

    Guess which one happens more often.

  11. rodeoclownclint24 says: Aug 10, 2014 8:12 PM

    Unlikley to sign. So why the hell even talk to him…

  12. lplanas1969 says: Aug 10, 2014 8:20 PM

    why would a team even contact a guy if they don’t plan on signing him or not thinking about it. Personally they should be looking at trade options but they are looking at getting younger so a 1 yr deal on a guy like Samuel may not be a bad idea.

  13. bubbybrisket says: Aug 10, 2014 8:26 PM

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

    J-E-T-S J-E-T-S J-E-T-S J-E-T-S J-E-T-S

  14. reeggss says: Aug 10, 2014 8:33 PM

    Great signing if your looking for a CB that:
    Only plays zone
    Plays 8 yards off the line
    Always jump hook routes hoping for a pick 6, even on stop n goes
    Doesn’t tackle
    Wants way too much money

  15. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 10, 2014 8:46 PM

    40 plus years of following the Patriots……PLEASE SIGN HIM……HAHAHAHA

  16. 6ball says: Aug 10, 2014 8:51 PM

    .
    Asante Samuel?…… Never heard of him…. said every living Patriots fan.
    .

  17. ncarolinabluze says: Aug 10, 2014 9:07 PM

    Going younger sounds great, except you need enough healthy players to play on Sunday.

    Pretty sure Rex would sign Asante just to make the Patriots watch him twice a year.

  18. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 10, 2014 9:18 PM

    Whats with Rex and mining the Pats roster for players? Isnt Ras-Al Ghoul still on the team.

  19. uglydingo says: Aug 10, 2014 9:42 PM

    When you have daily pronouncements of the greatest defense minded Head Coach, a top 5 NFL QB (Geno was so modest), the greatest LB, the fastest RB, etc… then you are still talking Super Bowl.

  20. codythao35 says: Aug 10, 2014 9:49 PM

    Who’s the best corner in the league? My granny can do better than any of those clowns, Samuel included.

  21. wwwmattcom says: Aug 10, 2014 9:58 PM

    Jets are a dumpster.

  22. csbanter says: Aug 10, 2014 10:06 PM

    Not a good idea. It’s good they passed on Cromartie. Once cornerbacks hit 30 they decline rapidly.

  23. edelmanfanclub says: Aug 10, 2014 10:20 PM

    Still cant believe he mistimed that jump in the 07 Superbowl

  24. thegronk87 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:28 PM

    Asante Samuel was the guy who was supposed to be covering David Tyree….so the guy screwed up twice on that fluke drive by the giants.

  25. nobreak1269 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:52 PM

    Should have reached out to Revis instead when you had the chance Idzik-I mean IDIOT.Now we are gonna SUCK

  26. beachsidejames says: Aug 10, 2014 10:53 PM

    Pats fans look at Asante the same as Billy Buckner. ’86 World Series was a win for the sox until that slow grounder to 1st base went through Bunker’s legs late in game 6. Mets then won it all in game 7. Mets then the Giants.

  27. gayforbrady says: Aug 10, 2014 11:07 PM

    The jets are a laughing stock of an organization.

    I can’t wait to hear the excuses from Rex this year.

    1. We are a young team we are going to make some mistakes.

    2. We can’t have players making the same mistakes.

    3. We have to do better as a coaching staff. This one is on me.

    4. Sometimes you have to make your own breaks. I thought the onside kick and going for it on 4th down in the first quarter was a good idea.

    5. The Patriots are always the hardest team to beat. If we beat them once it’s like winning a playoff game.

    6. I know I’m a better coach. We just did not have the talent to complete. Next year will be better.

  28. justwinbaby29 says: Aug 10, 2014 11:13 PM

    27 days until the Oakland Raiders go into Metlife stadium and hammer the Jets. You heard it here first! #justwinbaby

  29. projectshadow316 says: Aug 10, 2014 11:16 PM

    I believe Asante was a Free Agent after the ’07 season. If he had caught that ball, he would’ve been signed the next damn day. But noooo, he had to let it slip through his hands.

  30. mzim2756 says: Aug 11, 2014 12:13 AM

    Hate when Red Sox fans always make idiotic comments about the Buckner play, the series would not have ended on that play. It was a tie game, his error allowed the winning run to score

  31. bigblu73 says: Aug 11, 2014 2:46 AM

    pats1944 says:
    Aug 10, 2014 8:11 PM
    There is a deep hatred in my heart for him because it hit his hands and he dropped it. We would have been 19-0 I hate my life. #nosuperbowls since spygate will haunt me forever

    ******************************************************************************************

    I wonder if you had “deep hatred in ur heart for him” the previous 2 playoff games before the SuperBowl when he had a pick 6 2 weeks in a row?

    And yup #nosuperbowls since spygate will haunt u forever!!!

    Just Not all Asante’s fault!

    A game is never lost on just one play, if you look back at it there was always other opportunities and things that could have played out differently.

  32. badmoonrison says: Aug 11, 2014 2:53 AM

    Good thing is, since he used to play for the Patriots, he’ll always know how to cheat.

  33. omen316 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:35 AM

    Haha to all you gmen haters out there . Fluke or no fluke. A wins a win. Isn’t that what winners say haha #neverforget #18-1 #spygatechumps
    #SoNiceTheyDidItTwice #7-9 #27picks #IStillbELIeve
    #ManningToTyree #ManningToManningham #ManningToOpposingD
    #Giantsforlife

  34. mungman69 says: Aug 11, 2014 5:25 AM

    WHAT’S MY NAME? asante.
    WHAT’S MY NAME? asante.
    WHAT’S MY NAME? asante.

    He old now, nothing to see here, please move on.

  35. kev86 says: Aug 11, 2014 7:43 AM

    Idzik cheaped out on DRC.

  36. beachsidejames says: Aug 11, 2014 7:53 AM

    I heard Bucker was so depressed after that game that he almost got hit by a bus…..luckily for him it went right through his legs.

  37. floratiotime says: Aug 11, 2014 8:45 AM

    That so-called dropped INT would have been quite a difficult catch. Stop making it sound like it was a duck.

  38. ttommytom says: Aug 11, 2014 12:24 PM

    He didn’t drop it. The ball was past him when he tried to close his hands.

    It got on him faster than he thought it would and/or it was in the lights.

    Either way, it was a missed attempt NOT a drop.

  39. jonnydapat says: Aug 11, 2014 1:18 PM

    All the talk about A. Samuel being a ball hawk is funny. At the height of his career for every interception he had, he also gave up an equal number of touchdowns.

  40. samhackney says: Aug 14, 2014 8:26 PM

    Jets reach out to anyone who sucks!

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