Originally posted on ajc.com  |  Last updated 10/20/11
  Falcons lineman Sam Baker blocks Carolina's Charles Johnson, giving Matt Ryan time to pass. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker missed his second day of practice with a lower back injury on Thursday. If Baker is not ready to play against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Will Svitek would get the start. Baker had been playing well after a slow start to the season. He had tough matchup in the opener against Chicago’s Julius Peppers and in the second game against Philadelphia’s Trent Cole. After the line had given up 13 sack in the first three games, Falcons coach Mike said the staff was considering shaking up the starting line. The week before the Seattle game, Baker and Svitek were splitting time with the first-team. ew season, bigger beard. Falcons offensive lineman Sam Baker has let his beard grow out, sporting some additional length on his chin. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com Smith When the Falcons got off to a good …
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