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Asante Samuel Bringing His 'Swagger' To Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons have always been an organization that become famous for employing some of the most brash, self-confident and cocky characters to ever grace a football field.

From "Neon" Deion Sanders to Jamal Anderson and Michael Vick, these are the kinds of players that the Falcons have become famous for and its made them fan favorites not only in the City of Atlanta, but around the NFL.

Now you can add another name to that list: cornerback Asante Samuel.

Samuel is a Pro-Bowler that has won Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and was part of a stellar but underachieving secondary with the Philadelphia Eagles last season where he often felt underappreciated (evidenced by the team trading him to the Falcons for a seventh round draft pick).

But now in Atlanta, the 31-year-old seems to have not only found a home, but his swagger as well according to an ESPN report:

"It's kind of a relief because you don't want to be where you're not wanted," Samuel said, sitting at a table after the Falcons' walk-through Wednesday morning. "I want to be appreciated for what I can do. I know my production speaks for itself. Like I say, over the years in Philly, nobody did what I did over there. You make your bed, you lay in it. I made my bed, I'm laying in it. They made their bed, they laying in it. So we'll see how it goes."

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