Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel (22) on a run in the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Samuel has a big name, but hasn’t drawn much interest after getting cut last February. He is 33 years old and his best days are obviously behind him, but he could still provide an upgrade on Franks or Brown at this point. Samuel is a four time Pro Bowler who would most likely come cheaply on a one year “prove it” deal.
Despite his fall off in play, which relegated Samuel to backup duties with the Falcons, he still graded out in the middle of the pack among his fellow corners. Pro Football Focus ranked him number 57 out of 110 qualifiers in 2013.