Falcons Release LB Nicholas, CB Samuel

 

Releasing Stephen Nicholas and Asante Samuel gives the Falcons even more cap flexibility.  (Kevin C. Cox)

Releasing Stephen Nicholas and Asante Samuel were necessary roster moves. (Kevin C. Cox)

The Atlanta Falcons have parted ways with linebacker Stephen Nicholas and cornerback Asante Samuel, saving $6.5 million in the process.

These were cuts that had to be made; both players had lost their starting positions in the Falcons’ youth movement last season and simply were too expensive to keep as backups.

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