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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I dont really care but maybe someone does. i cant remember the last time this guy was relevant. Falcons acquired CB Asante Samuel from the Eagles in exchange for a late-round draft pick. The pick is believed to be a ...

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Falcons sign Asante Samuel

I dont really care but maybe someone does. i cant remember the last time this guy was relevant.

Falcons acquired CB Asante Samuel from the Eagles in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

The pick is believed to be a 2012 sixth-rounder (6.22), leaving Atlanta with just five selections in the 2012 draft, and none before the 55th choice. Samuel will presumably slide in at left cornerback, with Brent Grimes seeing slot work and Dunta Robinson manning the right side. Still a playmaker at age 31, Samuel has earned a Pro Bowl berth in four of the past five seasons while averaging 6.5 interceptions over the last six. The Falcons haven't upgraded their pass rush much, but they absolutely have a good-looking secondary.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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He's a good CB. The Falcons just got better, although they over-paid.

From what I've heard they'll have to cut someone just to get under the cap though.
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Just another victim for Brees & Co.!!
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Well coming from Philly, the Atlanta fans shouldn't be much of a shock for him
Unfortunately for Samuel, he's moved from CB in a division were the QB's are not that hard to play to NFCS. Where he's against Brees, Cam, and Freeman. He's not going to be as effective in this division.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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I don't want to sell him short, but his best days are a few years in his past at this point. I think Atlanta is reaching.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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He's a good CB. The Falcons just got better, although they over-paid.

From what I've heard they'll have to cut someone just to get under the cap though.
I don't agree. He is 31 years old and his best years are behind him. I think the falcons did make a reach here. He'll get burned in coverage anyway, just ask Duante Robinson about that.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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With that price tag I'm glad they traded for him, that is unless they get him to either restructure or to sign a completely new contract, but I doubt that'll happen.

Still, I would've liked to see him sign with the Saints if it would've been for around $2M/year, because I think he still is a quality corner.
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Eagles get a 7th round pick.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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Hmmmm idk what to think about this helps out the falcons but I don't think it will make a big difference ....
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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Another 5'8 cb against our 6'5 TE and 6'4 wrs.
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