FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel wouldn’t confirm if he has Oct. 28 highlighted on his digital calendar.
But clearly he has taken note of a newspaper report that Eagles coach Andy Reid felt his skills were in steep decline.
“No comment,” Samuel said after Tuesday’s practice. “We’ll see who’s in steep decline.”
It was noted that the Falcons travel to play Reid and the Eagles in October.
“We’ll figure out who’s in steep decline then,” Samuel said.
The Falcons sent a seventh-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire Samuel on April 25. He was signed to a three-year, $18.5 million contract.
Before Samuel gets a chance to settle the score with Reid and the Eagles, he is winning over converts in red and black.