This Day in Falcons History: Asante Becomes a Falcon

Last year on the eve of the draft, Thomas Dimitroff pulled a rabbit out of his hat. While the Eagles weren't looking, he stole Asante Samuel for a seventh round pick

Samuel had a nice season for the Falcons and definitely brought some attitude to the roster. This year, Asante looks to be even more of a key as we head into the season without Dunta Robinson or Brent Grimes. Samuel's five picks last season represented the fifth most of his ten year career. Samuel will have more pressure this season with a younger CB group under his wings but one thing is for sure….the Samuel trade is one that we look back on and continue to smile.


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