5 Falcons Who May Be Let Go This Offseason

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Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches the ball over Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Samuel brought with him a certain swagger that the Falcons’ defense carried with them throughout the 2012 season.  Putting up 4 picks, Samuel rejuvenated his career in Atlanta after being traded to the Falcons for a mere 7th round pick.  Asante made his former team rethink their decision, after helping Atlanta to a 13 win season and a NFC Championship birth.  With 2013 2nd round pick Robert Alford dethroning Asante after several injuries, it seems as though Samuel is as good as gone in 2014.

Even if the 6 million dollar cap hit entices Atlanta’s front office to let Samuel go, don’t expect a high caliber prospect to be taken to replace the longtime vet.

UPDATE: Asante Samuel has been released.