By Rob Hamilton / 92-9 The Game / CBS Sports Atlanta
The Falcons released CB Asante Samuel and LB Stephen Nicholas on Wednesday saving $6.5 million in salary cap and $7.5 million in cash. This makes some room for some much needed moves on the offensive line and defensive line. We’ll see how it plays out, but the first steps are being taken it appears.READ MORE: Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigation
Falcons Press Release:
Flowery Branch, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have released linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerback Asante Samuel.READ MORE: Clean air advocates urge Georgia school systems to apply for school bus rebate funding
Nicholas, 6-3, 236 pounds, played in 101 games with 51 starts in seven seasons with the Falcons. He logged 397 total tackles (284 solo) with 10 sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, and 12 passes defensed. Nicholas was selected by the Falcons in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Samuel, 5-10, 185 pounds, spent two seasons with the Falcons and notched 70 tackles (62 solo) with six interceptions and 20 passes defensed. Samuel was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.MORE NEWS: Local advocates oppose Atlanta City Jail bed lease agreement
(Courtesy Atlanta Falcons Football Communications Coordinator Matt Haley)