Falcons cut corner Asante Samuel, linebacker Stephen Nicolas

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The Atlanta Falcons cut cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicolas on Wednesday.

Samuel, 33, had fallen into a backup role with the Falcons by the end of the year. His cut will clear over $4 million in cap space for the Falcons in 2014.

While the four-time Pro Bowlers best days are behind him there should be a few teams willing to add him for nickle coverage if the price is right.

The Falcons also cut linebacker Stephen Nicholas. In total the moves cleared roughly $7.5 million