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SAM BAKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
18 hours ago  |  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

Report: Sam Baker has a torn patella tendon

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport,  Falcons left tackle Sam Baker sufferd a torn patella tendon during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Texans. The early diagnosis for #Falcons LT Sam Baker is a torn patella tendon, per source. If tests confirm, would almost certainly end his season — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: ...
Via Pro Football Zone
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

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' 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
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