Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #2 OG, #52/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2-3 2009 Senior Bowl Invite (Minus 15 pounds at weigh-in from listed weight/315)…2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media … Played and started in all 12 games at right guard … Was in on 852 offensive snaps and 30 plays of special teams, the most on the offensive line … Part of an offensive line that helped the Illini lead the Big Ten in pass offense (269.3) and ranked second in total offense (439.4). 2007: Started at right guard in all 13 games … Was in on 991 offensive plays … Recorded 80 knockdowns. 2006: Played in five of the last six games of the season at offensive guard, logging 48 plays. Personal: Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee for outstanding achievement in athletics, academics and the community … Earned the Cook County Circuit Court - Black History Award for academics and community service.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 3/68 -- Jon Asamoah, C/G, 6-4, 305, Illinois, A talented interior blocker who can also play center, Asamoah has the nasty attitude the Chiefs hope to foster with the blockers under Weis and O-Line coach Bill Muir. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/21/15 - G Jon Asamoah has reached an injury settlement with the Falcons.
The move saves the Falcons $3.5 million in cash and $1.9 million in cap space next year, according to ESPN.com. Asamoah will be off the books in 2017. Asamoah, who started 15 games for the Falcons in 2014, was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of this season with a hip injury. The injury settlement means he is now a free agent. The 6-4, 305-pound Asamoah was originally selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on March 12, 2014. In five NFL seasons, Asamoah has appeared in 75 games with 56 starts.
09/05/15 - G Jon Asamoah was placed on reserve/injured by the Falcons Saturday (Sept. 5).
12/22/14 - RG Jon Asamoah, who didn't play against the Saints because of a back injury, will return to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, coach Mike Smith said on Monday.
Asamoah was replaced in the lineup by Gabe Carimi.
11/19/14 - RG Jon Asamoah (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday.
09/01/14 - RG Jon Asamoah who has an undisclosed injury did not dress against Jacksonville. The Falcons will have to release his official injury information on Wednesday.
08/31/14 - RG Jon Asamoah who has an undisclosed injury, did not dress against Jacksonville. The Falcons will have to release his official injury information on Wednesday.
08/29/14 - RG Jon Asamoah, who has an undisclosed injury, did not dress against Jacksonville. The Falcons will have to release his official injury information on Wednesday.
08/25/14 - RG Jon Asamoah was held out of practice with an undisclosed injury.
04/01/14 - G Jon Asamoah was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Falcons March 12.
11/27/13 - -- RG Jon Asamoah was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice with the Chiefs because of a shoulder contusion that kept him out of Sunday's game against San Diego.