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  110812 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Sam Baker blocks Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick giving quarterback Matt Ryan time to pass during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons left tackle Sam Baker admitted that he’s not 100 percent recovered from back surgery and that it’s been tough adjusting to a reserve role on Thursday. Baker, who’s trying to return from back surgery, is currently a reserve and special-teams player. Baker started the first six games, but Smith announced that Will Svitek will start at left tackle. Since being taken in the first round of the 2008 draft, Baker has started 41 games at left tackle and played in 45 NFL games. “It’s real difficult to not be a part of it when you’ve been part of it for so long,” said Baker, who has started since being taken in the first round of the 2008 draft. Baker is still working with the …

Svitek to remain starter at left tackle

Will Svitek will remain the starter at left tackle although Sam Baker has returned from a back injury. FLOWERY BRANCH – Will Svitek will remain as the Falcons starter at left tackle. Coach Mike Smith made the depth chart change official Wednesday. Svitek took over at left tackle when Sam Baker, who started the first six games, missed four games with a back injury. Baker was activated...

Atlanta CBs Franks, Owens ready for big challenge

Atlanta needs Dominique Franks and Christopher Owens to step up at cornerback. Starter Brent Grimes, an alternate Pro Bowl pick in 2010, had minor surgery Thursday on his right knee that will sideline him for two to four weeks. Franks and Owens say not to worry, they're ready to handle a bigger role in his absence. The Falcons (7-4) have yet to decide if they will start Franks...

INJURY REPORT: Grimes likely out 2-3 weeks

  Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes has a good shot to be back for the New Orleans game on Dec. 26. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes underwent successful surgery to repair his right knee Thursday. “We’ve been in communication with him, and he’s finished with the procedure,” coach Mike Smith said. The Falcons have not set a...

Game Of The Week: Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans

Football Nation and CHFF's Kerry Byrne analyzes this week's game between the Falcons and Texans.

Falcons' Grimes (knee) will miss 'couple' weeks

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said cornerback Brent Grimes will have minor surgery on his knee on Thursday and will miss a "couple of weeks."

Falcons at Texans Wednesday Injury Report

Atlanta Did not participate: DE John Abraham (not injury related), TE Tony Gonzalez (not injury related), CB Brent Grimes (knee), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), C Todd McClure (not injury related), LB Stephen Nicholas (quadriceps), RB Michael Turner (groin), DT Vance Walker (groin) Limited participation: T Sam Baker (back) Full participation: CB Dunta Robinson...

Falcons at Texans Week 13 Injury Report

Atlanta Out: CB Brent Grimes (knee) Doubtful: CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), LB Stephen Nicholas (quadriceps) Questionable: WR Julio Jones (hamstring), RB Michael Turner (groin) ,DT Vance Walker (groin) Probable: DE John Abraham (not injury related), T Sam Baker (back), TE Tony Gonzalez (not injury related), C Todd McClure (not injury related), CB Dunta Robinson (neck) Houston Out: DE Tim...

Atlanta Falcons (7-4) vs. Houston Texans (8-3)

The Falcons have won two games in a row as they appear to be back on the right path.  The Texans have won five games in a row, but they are on their 3rd string QB, rookie Tyler Yates, who will be making his first NFL start this weekend.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Falcons have the ball:  The Texans have the best defense in the entire NFL, so the Falcons...

Falcons vs Texans – Scouting The Houston Texans

On Sunday, the Falcons face a Texans outfit that has been flying high so far this season, leading the AFC South with a record of 8-3. In recent times their fortunes have turned for the worse as starting QB Matt Schaub, a former Falcon was placed on IR.With Schaub out, the Texans offense became significantly weaker as they turned to QB Matt Leinart. As luck would have it, Matt Leinart...
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