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  1. Are Falcons ready to do the dirty Byrd?

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons started the process of reshaping the roster and creating more cap space Wednesday when they released veterans Asante Samuel and Stephen Nicholas. The $6.5 million in cap savings with those moves will add up in the end as the te...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  2. Asante Samuel leaves Falcons with class

    Vaughn McClure

    Maybe Asante Samuel didn't want to have anything to do with the media, but he kept it classy. As the 2013 season progressed and the veteran cornerback fell deeper and deeper into obscurity in Atlanta, he never publicly complained about losing...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. Atlanta Falcons cut ex-starters Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons have started the process of changing the roster for next season by releasing veteran cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014
  4. Veteran corner Samuel not ready to retire

    Vaughn McClure

    Veteran cornerback Asante Samuel lost his starting job at the end of the season, but he hasn't lost his desire to continue playing football. Immediately after the Atlanta Falcons suffered a season-ending loss to the Carolina Panthers, Samuel told ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. Halftime notes: Falcons not looking good

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- A few halftime notes with the Atlanta Falcons trailing the Washington Redskins, 20-17: * The youth movement isn't working so well today: Rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have had their issues in coverage. Rookie...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  6. Falcons' Samuel won't discuss future

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, who was benched in favor of rookie Robert Alford last Sunday, refused to speculate about his future with the team following his demotion. Although Samuel is still listed as the start...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Power Rankings: No. 30 Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Falcons moved down a spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings, back to No. 30, after Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Gree...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. Samuel likely to be a pro about snaps

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons veteran cornerback Asante Samuel declined to address the media Wednesday, as he typically prefers to quietly go about his business on a daily basis. One would think Samuel had plenty to say after watching roo...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  9. Halftime report: Falcons trail Panthers

    Vaughn McClure

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers lead the Atlanta Falcons, 14-10. Here are some notes at halftime: " Matt Ryan threw yet another interception when he tried to force a ball to tight end Tony Gonzalez with three defenders around. Ryan now...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  10. Asante Samuel of Atlanta Falcons injured against Carolina Panther...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons veteran defensive back Asante Samuel returned for the second half of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after being evaluated for a possible head injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2013
  11. Asante Samuel active for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- Asante Samuel, who missed two games this season with a thigh injury, is active for the Atlanta Falcons as they prepare to face the New York Jets. All signs pointed to Samuel playing despite being limited in practice last week. He missed...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  12. Asante Samuel could be back Monday night

    Vaughn McClure

    Signs point to Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel returning to action this week. After Saturday's practice, Samuel stopped for an extended interview with Lisa Salters of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" crew. Hours later, he was declared quest...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  13. Practice report: Samuel looking better

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, who missed last week's game with a thigh injury, was on the field with a helmet and gloves during the open period of practice. Samuel did light sprints before joining the defensive b...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  14. Atlanta Falcons LT Sam Baker, LB Akeem Dent ruled out vs. New Yor...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent have been ruled out of Monday night's game against the New York Jets with injuries.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  15. Falcons' Samuel out vs. Patriots

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- A thigh injury will keep Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel from playing against his former team on Sunday night. Samuel tested the injury during pregame warmups but was declared inactive for the showdown with the undefeated Patriots. The...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  16. Falcons' White says he'll push through pain

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- If he had to do it all over again, Roddy White would have proceeded with more caution. Instead, the Atlanta Falcons receiver opted to endure the pain after suffering a high-ankle sprain during an Aug. 15 exhibition against t...

    Blog | September 27, 2013