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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

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second 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.

Unassuming Mike Smith has Falcons soaring

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Mike Smith has gone from a little-known NFL assistant to the leader of one of the league's more consistent winners with a steady, upbeat and humble approach.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first 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.

Mularkey postpones interview with Broncos

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
If the Broncos want Mike Mularkey as their head coach, they are going to have to wait until the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs.

Smith says Ryan, Bryant Falcons’ most valuable players

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
After finishing 13-3 and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, head coach Mike Smith was not short on good options to choose from when PFW asked him who he considered to be the team's MVP of ...

Falcons playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Falcons as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Broncos, Browns to interview Falcons OC Mularkey

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Browns will interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey this week for their vacant head-coaching positions.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

DT Babineaux an underappreciated force for Falcons

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is on pace to finish with fewer sacks and tackles than he did in 2009, but a longtime team observer said the sixth-year veteran is having his best season yet by far.

Falcons dominate NFC Pro Bowl squad

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the NFC squad, just one year after serving as a backup QB in Philadelphia and two years after being in prison. Although Vick beat out Matt Ryan, who will back up Vick in ...

Falcons’ goals still within reach after loss to Saints

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
While the Falcons suffered a tough loss at home Monday night to the division-rival Saints, they shouldn't allow their confidence to be shaken much.

Brees shakes off INTs; Saints edge Falcons

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...

Postseason success next hurdle for Falcons' Ryan

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
Matt Ryan has gone from being counted among a small group of promising, young signalcallers still trying to find their way to the much-improved leader of one of the league's best teams.

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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