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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...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Sam Baker carted off the field with knee injury

 Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Sam Baker injured his knee Saturday night against the Houston Texans.NFL writer Will Branson reported that Baker was carted off the field last night early in the second quarter.The diagnosis for Baker is a ruptured right patella tendon and looks like he will likely be out for the season. This isn't good for Baker who had trouble with his left knee...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons left tacklet Sam Baker out for the year with torn tendon in right knee

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons announced Sunday that the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from right to left...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons LT Sam Baker Out For Season

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker is experiencing the worst that NFL injuries have to offer.  In an ironic twist of fate, Baker will miss the 2014 season after tearing the right patellar tendon. Baker signed a six-year, $41 million deal before the 2013 season and missed most of last season after tearing his left patellar tendon.  The Falcons selected former Texas A&M stud...
Via Thacover2
August 17, 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 could be out for the season

The Atlanta Falcons may have lost their starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season (Dave Martin/AP Photo) The Atlanta Falcons selected offensive tackle Jake Matthews sixth overall back at the NFL Draft in May.  They did not plan to immediately start him on the left side but it seems they might have to. Last night the starting left tackle, Sam Baker went down with a right knee...
Via Down and Distance
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

:Breaking: Atlanta Falcons Tackle carted off in first half

Sam Baker suffered a leg injury Saturday evening, and was subsequently carted off the field with what appeared to be a knee injury. Hopefully, the starting left tackle will be back on his feet soon enough. More details to follow. You may also be interested in::Breaking: Atlanta Falcons Tackle carted off in first halfWeekly Rewind: Cigars, Ice Buckets, and a whole bunch of smack talkThe...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 16, 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

Hall of Fame names Baker president/executive director

David Baker today began his role as the president and executive director of the Pro Football Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Hall of Fame. Baker has a 35-year background in business management, professional sports and public service, according to a statement at the Hall of Fame’s website. For the last four years, Baker has worked as a partner in Union Village LLC, the...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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