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Sam Baker

Sam Baker - #72 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 301 lbs.
Birthday 05/30/1985
Birthplace Tustin, CA
College USC
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 21st pick by Falcons

Comeback at 48? Herschel Walker wants a shot

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Herschel Walker wants to play in the NFL at age 48 after being out of the league for 13 years.

Owens leaves Falcons with corner concerns heading into offseason

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Some league observers are wondering if the Falcons need to make finding a new nickel back a priority following their loss to Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Falcons OT Clabo added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Falcons OT Tyson Clabo has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He will replace Eagles OT Jason Peters.

Vikings hire Musgrave as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Wednesday evening that they have hired Falcons assistant head coach/QB coach Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.

Report: Rams reopen offensive coordinator search

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The Rams' talks with Josh McDaniels, thought to be one of the hottest available assistant coaches, reportedly hit a snag while negotiating for their offensive coordinator position.

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Flaws exposed, but Falcons not a fraud

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
The Falcons were dismantled by the Packers on Saturday, but head coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff have indicated that they are not going to respond by blowing up their roster or coaching staff.

Rodgers' brilliance leaves Falcons grasping at air

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' remarkable performance in Green Bay's 48-21 divisional-round win at Atlanta stamps Green Bay as clear favorites to win the NFC title, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Rodgers, Packers roll past Falcons

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m. ET
Carving up the NFC's top-seeded team, Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Falcons on Saturday night.

Falcons’ Peterson: Weatherspoon has raw talent

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While injuries hampered Sean Weatherspoon during his first season, veteran teammate Mike Peterson told PFW he's been impressed by the flashes he's seen from the rookie.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening:

Packers-Falcons fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could exploit a shaky Falcons secondary in a battle of NFC powerhouses on Saturday night.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a six-year contract with 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 saying he was likely to retire.
Posted Oct. 23, 2011
Baker is active for Sunday's game versus Minnesota.||||||| Baker missed four games with a back injury.
Posted Oct. 24, 2008
Baker was on the inactive list for Atlanta's game against Denver on Sunday.||||||| Baker, a first-round pick from USC, has started five games but was held out Oct. 26 against Philadelphia with what was called a hip injury. Baker was examined by specialists who found a problem in his lower back, and underwent surgery. His return is still uncertain.
Posted Sept. 28, 2008
Baker was on the inactive list for Sunday's game against Carolina after undergoing concussion tests this week.||||||| Baker has been forced to leave the last two games and was listed on the injury report as having an illness.
Posted Sept. 15, 2008
Baker was hit in the head in the first half of Sunday's 24-9 loss at Tampa Bay and did not return.||||||| Coach Mike Smith said Baker's status would be evaluated Monday.

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