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Falcons' Samuel says Eagles fans better cheer him

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After spending the past four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Asante Samuel understands the jeers from fans that former players typically receive.

But the Atlanta Falcons cornerback, who returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded, told reporters that he'd be surprised if fans didn't give him a warm greeting.

"They better cheer for me," Samuel said. "They're going to cheer for me or we're going to have a problem right there in Lincoln Financial Stadium. All y'all fans, all I did for y'all, y'all better cheer for me."

Samuel said that being traded motivated him more to face the Eagles.

"It's not any game, I'm going back home," Samuel said. "It'll be exciting. They'll be happy to see me. Everybody gonna cheer for me."
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