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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 7-4-0
2-1-0 6-5-0
1-2-0 6-5-0
1-1-0 6-5-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 31 2 0 0 0.0

Top Asante Samuel Jr. News

  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Diagnosed with concussion

    Samuel won't return to Sunday's game against the Steelers after he was diagnosed with a concussion.

    Samuel totaled seven tackles (five solo) and a pass defense in Sunday's matchup prior to exiting the game. If he's forced to miss additional time, Kiondre Thomas and Tevaughn Campbell could see increased snaps.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Evaluated for head injury

    Samuel is being evaluated for a head injury after leaving Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Samuel sustained his injury in the second half of Sunday's matchup after he recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a pass defense to begin the game. If he's diagnosed with a concussion, he'll have several steps to clear if he hopes to play in Week 12.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Logs full practice

    Samuel (concussion) was able to practice fully Wednesday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Samuel suffered a concussion in Week 8 and was unable to play for the Chargers in Week 9. While it's uncertain if the cornerback has cleared concussion protocols, there's optimism Samuel will be able to play in Week 10 after practicing fully Wednesday. Expect Ryan Smith and Tevaughn Campbell to see increased roles Sunday if Samuel can't suit up against the Vikings.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Will not play Sunday

    Samuel (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.

    Samuel picked up the concussion in the Chargers' Week 8 game against the Patriots. He was unable to clear protocols in time to be available Sunday. With Michael Davis (hamstring) also ruled out, Tevaughn Campbell and Ryan Smith will need to step up into bigger roles in the Chargers secondary.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Won't return in Week 8

    Samuel has been ruled out with a concussion.

    The loss is yet another blow to an already beleaguered Chargers secondary. Kemon Hall and Ryan Smith will likely see extra snaps as a result.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: First career pick

    Samuel recorded four tackles (one solo) and an interception in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

    Samuel recorded his first career interception on a badly overthrown pass by Dak Prescott, returning it 26 yards to set up the Chargers in great scoring position. The rookie second-round pick has been a pivotal starter through two weeks while averaging close to 90 percent of the defensive snaps, more than exceeding expectations to date.

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  • Chargers' Asante Samuel: Bolts to Los Angeles

    The Chargers selected Samuel in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 47th overall.

    This is a strong value pick for Los Angeles, as Samuel was the best corner on the board and would not have lasted much longer had the Chargers gone in another direction. The Florida State product lacks ideal size (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) to stick outside against big receivers; however, Samuel possesses natural coverage ability and starter-level athleticism highlighted by 4.41-second speed in the 40. Samuel joins a talented cornerback group alongside Chris Harris.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Tallahassee, FL
Age: 22
School: Florida State