Posts Tagged ‘Asante Samuel’

Live from Tahoe: Will Falcons CB Asante Samuel shadow the top WR? “It gives us that option”

The Falcons never mind bold moves, and they made another one this offseason. GM Thomas Dimitroff engineered a trade with the Eagles for interception-happy CB Asante Samuel, giving them a playmaker in the secondary. After being kinda out of place in Philadelphia in his last season there, where will Samuel fit in for the Falcons? Well… Coach Mike Smith mentioned an interesting option on the driving range here in South Lake Tahoe. “I think his production on the ball has been outstanding throughout his career – 40-plus interceptions,” Smith told me, explaining what he likes about Samuel. “He’s a guy that you can play on the No. 1 receiver and match him, so that’s going to give us some flexibility […]

Injury roundup: Texans’ Foster still uncertain

The official Week 1 injury reports for all 32 teams are in, so let’s take a lap around the league to look at some of the notable players whose status might be in question this week.

Banner says Eagles entertaining offers for Samuel

Appearing on the “Cover Two Podcast” with Steve Wyche and Bucky Brooks, Eagles president Joe Banner openly discussed how the team is actively entertaining trade offers for cornerback Asante Samuel, who could be the odd man out in the secondary after the acquisitions of Nnamdi Asomugha (free agency) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (trade).

Urlacher: We don’t question Cutler’s toughness

Before Todd Collins even had time to get pulled in favor of Caleb Hanie, the court of public opinion had already convicted Jay Cutler of having no heart because he was on the sideline with a knee injury.

Is Revis the NFL’s best cornerback?

Rex Ryan went out of his way to tout Darrelle Revis as the NFL’s best player. But is Revis even the best cornerback in the league?

Key starters for Giants, Eagles return for showdown

The Eagles will have WR DeSean Jackson and CB Asante Samuel in the lineup for Sunday’s NFC East showdown with the Giants.

Texans WR Johnson won’t be suspended

Texans WR Andre Johnson will not be suspended following his brawl with Titans CB Cortland Finnegan, sources told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. Good news for those counting on Johnson for the final weeks of the fantasy football regular season.

Four Downs: Eagles have best CB tandem

Another week of film works brings the latest edition of Four Downs, with a look at a few things that caught my eye. Enjoy Week 12 everyone.

Lions’ Brown wonders which Eli will show up

Giants QB Eli Manning might be one of the biggest enigmas in the NFL.

Eagles CB Samuel out for Eagles

Eagles coach Andy Reid just announced that CB Asante Samuel is out this week because he failed his concussion test. Reid also announced the QB Michael Vick is out, too. Although that was rather expected.

Injury roundup: Eagles lose Vick, Samuel

It was a rough day on the injury front for the Eagles, who lost Michael Vick, Asante Samuel and WR Riley Cooper.

Eagles’ Samuel ruled out after concussion

Eagles CB Asante Samuel suffered a concussion against the Redskins and didn’t return to the game.

Wilfork says Patriots need Pro Bowl guard Mankins

Patriots Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins hasn’t backed off his demand for a trade. But at least one Patriots veteran hopes the team will reconsider its position.

Woodson: Revis beats out Asomugha as best CB

The “NFL Total Access” crew unveiled their latest Best in the Biz segment Tuesday, going over the best cornerbacks in the league.

Roundup: Williams looking to atone for mistakes

Former first-round draft pick Mike Williams is trying to make something out of his career, hitching on with his former college coach Pete Carroll in Seattle. But Williams knows that he must atone for some of his mistakes. Kind of like a 12-step program for draft busts.

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