Originally posted on Falcons Locker  |  Last updated 11/3/11
The Falcons have lost 26-year old starting left tackle Sam Baker for the next 3-4 weeks due to a back injury.  Baker has played in 6 games (all starts) for the Falcons this year.  He has now played in 44 games (41 starts) in his first four seasons with the Falcons.  29-year old Will Svitek will replace Baker in the starting lineup.  Svitek has played in 7 games (1 start) for the Falcons so far this year.  He has played in 36 games (3 starts) for the Falcons in his first three years with the team.  The Falcons hope that Svitek will be able to handle blocking on Matt Ryan’s blind side.
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