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SAM BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release long-time tackle Sam Baker

The Atlanta Falcons parted ways with tackle Sam Baker on Tuesday, a player who had been with the team since 2008, per PFT. Baker missed all of 2014 with a torn patellar tendon in his knee. The former 1st-round pick signed a new six-year contract in 2013 and was scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2015. He was expected to be in the mix as a starter, but the lingering knee issue...
Via 60 Max Power O
17 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Atlanta Falcons release offensive tackle Sam Baker

Since holding down the Falcons left tackle job for much of his first five seasons, Sam Baker has seen his career sidetracked by numerous injuries. Today, after seven years in Atlanta, the Falcons have released Baker. Falcons announce they've cut OT Sam Baker. Lots of injuries of late, but was solid for a while, part of Dimitroff's first draft class. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer...
Via cover32
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Tackle Sam Baker

After two consecutive injury-plagued seasons, the Atlanta Falcons have released former starting left tackle Sam Baker. The former first-round pick has started just four games in the past two years after being a staple in the team’s starting lineup for the previous five years. The Falcons have released veteran OT Sam Baker: http://t.co/lotSNObC9h pic.twitter.com/kIvtui9Tp6 —...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker. The team announced the move Monday. Baker started 61 of his 70 career games, but injuries have hindered his progress. He missed last season after tearing his right patellar tendon during a preseason game, has undergone three back surgeries and even lost his starting job during the 2011...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Veteran OT Sam Baker

The Atlanta Falcons announced the release of veteran OT Sam Baker on Monday. Baker, 30, still had another four years remaining on his six-year, $41.1 million contract that included $14.25 million guaranteed. He would have made base salaries of $4.5 million (2015), $5.25 million (2016), $6.5 million (2017), and $6.6 million (2018) over the remainder of the contract. According...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
Via isportsweb.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons LT Sam Baker Has Torn Patellar Tendon, Likely Done For Season

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that initial tests conducted on Falcons LT LT Sam Baker‘s knee indicate that he has a torn patella tendon. If further testings confirms the early diagnosis, Baker would likely be done for the season. Even if Baker only missed a number of weeks due to this injury, it’s already a major loss for a team that doesn’t have a lot of quality...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons OT’ Sam Baker Reportedly Suffers Serious Injury

What was already a bad night for Atlanta Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker ended abruptly when he was carted off the field in the second quarter Saturday evening against the Houston Texans.  Reports now indicate that Baker may in fact be lost for the entire 2014 regular season with a torn patella tendon. The early diagnosis for #Falcons LT Sam Baker is a torn patella tendon...
Via Sportsnaut
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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