SAM BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP
Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season. (Curtis Compton)
The Atlanta Falcons have placed left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve today.
Baker had a left knee injury and will have to undergo surgery. Last Sunday’s game versus the Seattle Seahawks marked Baker’s fifth missed game of the season.
Last season, he started all 16 games and the Falcons rewarded him with a...
The Atlanta Falcons have lost another player for the season, placing offensive tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve.
The move announced Tuesday was not a surprise. Baker, considered the team's best offensive lineman, was plagued by a knee injury and had already missed five games.
The Falcons (2-7) have been ravaged by injuries. Baker was the fourth starter to go down for the...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2013
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.
The Atlanta Falcons were expected to be a favorite out of the NFC in 2013. Unfortunately a 1-3 start and a hobbled Roddy White and Steven Jackson has many wondering if this team only looks good on paper. Atlanta had a chance to tie New England late on Sunday night but found themselves on the losing side of a 30-23 contest with the Patriots. During the loss the Falcons were...
The Atlanta Falcons will be without left tackle Sam Baker in Sunday's game at Miami.
Baker missed practice all week with foot and knee injuries and was listed as out on Friday's injury report.
The Falcons have lost five starters to injuries this week. Defensive end Kroy Biermann (torn Achilles) and fullback Bradie Ewing (separated shoulder) are out for the season. Linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013
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....
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...
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...
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.
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012
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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 -...