Falcons CB Asante Samuel On The Chopping Block This Offseason?

Asante Samuel was asked on Wednesday what he though his status would be with the Atlanta Falcons moving forward, but he seems to be uncertain whether or not he be brought back for another season.

We’ll see how it goes,” Samuel said, via ESPN.com. “I don’t know.”

Samuel, 32, was recently benched in favor of rookie CB Robert Alford and the Falcons appear to be pretty happy with fellow rookie Desmond Trufant playing the other corner position.

Samuel is under contract for the 2014 season and has a base salary of $3.5 million to go along with a $1.75 million roster bonus. His cap figure for next season is $6 million, but the Falcons could save $5.25 million by releasing him, according to Overthecap.com.

Pro Football Focus has Samuel rated as the No. 56 cornerback in the league this season.

All things considered, it would probably make sense for the Falcons to move on and look for someone with more long-term value at a cheaper price.


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