SAM BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Five free agents the Falcons should consider

Falcon fans, we are forced to watch our bitter rivals play their way into the NFC Championship this week. Let’s focus on how Atlanta can build their team up via Free Agency. Hopefully, this team is a few acquisitions from returning to the post-season. Atlanta has cap space, around $17.0 million as of today. This is without any re-signings, so I would expect this number to decrease...
Via cover32 - Falcons
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons O-tackle Baker placed on season-ending IR

The Atlanta Falcons' injury-riddled season just added another victim to the list: On Tuesday, the club placed starting left tackle Sam Baker (knee) on season-ending injured reserve. Ominously, head coach Mike Smith, who normally avoids commentary on injuries, had said on Monday that he was concerned with the long-term implications of Baker's inability to stay healthy. ...
Via Fox Sports South
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sam Baker's Contract Breakdown: Not Too Shabby

  Everyone remembers exactly where they were when they first heard of the numbers from Sam Baker's contract.  There were many gasps.  Loved ones were held.  Bomb shelters were stocked with water and rations.     Life on Earth briefly stopped today after Zach Klein of Atlanta's WSB reported Sam Baker's six-year deal was for... well... too much money....
Via Grits Blitz
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign LT Baker, keep line intact

The Atlanta Falcons re-signed free agent left tackle Sam Baker late on Tuesday to a six-year contract, plugging another potential hole on their roster. Terms of the deal were not immediately known. According to Stats LLC, Baker allowed only 3.5 sacks during the 2012 season, which was by far the lowest rate of his career. Since the Falcons took him in the first round in 2008 out...
Via Fox Sports South
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons reach new deal with OT Sam Baker

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a six-year contract with left tackle Sam Baker, bringing back another key play on a team that came up just short of the Super Bowl. The deal with Baker was announced late Tuesday night. It was overshadowed by the big news of the day in Flowery Branch - tight end Tony Gonzalez has decided to come back for another season at age 37, after initially...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' Baker thrives with West Coast vibe

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. For a number of seasons, Sam Baker ranked high on the list of whipping boys among Falcons' fans. Left tackle is one of the hardest positions to play in the NFL and when your owner comes out publicly, as Arthur Blank did after last season's 24-2 loss to the New York Giants in the playoffs, and blames the lack of protection for the quarterback for the...
Via Fox Sports South
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons left tackle Baker finally feels healthy

After the worst season of his four-year career with the Atlanta Falcons, Sam Baker wants to prove he's still a legitimate starting left tackle. Baker, drafted 21st overall in 2008, knows he might not get another chance in Atlanta. He has had back surgery three times since his rookie year and twice since last October. His five-year contract expires in February. ''It...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker back in action after stumbling last year

In some ways, the situation is hard to evaluate: Did Sam Baker lose his job as the Falcons' starting left tackle last season because of injury or lack of effectiveness? The bigger question might be at what point does the distinction cease to matter? Baker started the first six games of the 2011 season, but then after undergoing back surgery during the team's bye week -...
Via Fox Sports South
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons lose Sam Baker for a while

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...
Via Falcons Locker
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Will The Falcons Benefit From Sam Baker’s Injury?

For those who are not aware, LT Sam Baker suffered a set back in his recovery from a back injury, that had kept him out of the Detroit Lions game. As a result he will likely miss the next 3-4 weeks according to a report from the AJC.Now i pose the question, are the Falcons better off without him in the lineup? … [visit site to read more]Will The Falcons Benefit From Sam Baker...
Via Blogging Dirty
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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