The Atlanta Falcons have released cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, the team announced on Wednesday.
Samuel spent the past two seasons with the Falcons and came up with six interceptions and 20 pass deflections. He was a key contributor to the team that reached the 2012 NFC Championship game.
Nicholas had been with the Falcons for the past seven seasons after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL draft. He had 397 total tackles, 10 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles during his tenure.
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
JAN 20 Tony Villiotti
Following Monday's announcement of those declaring for the Draft, a look at the numbers.
JAN 19 Jeff Fedotin
Chiefs' special teams coordinator has unique football mind.
JAN 16 Tony Villiotti
Are certain positions more reliant on early round picks?