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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

Falcons CB Robinson fined $50,000 for hit

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Falcons CB Dunta Robinson $50,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in Sunday's game.

Falcons CB Robinson also suffered concussion on hit

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson has a concussion following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Sunday. The collision knocked both players out of the game.

Falcons’ pass defense takes a step back in loss to Eagles

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Atlanta is still very much a threat to win the NFC South, but the breakdowns in pass coverage must be corrected.

Report: Eagles WR Jackson has 'severe concussion'

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
DeSean Jackson has a "severe concussion" with memory loss following a helmet-to-helmet hit with Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Eagles offense explodes in 31-17 win vs. Falcons

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Jeremy Maclin caught TD passes of 8 and 83 yards, leading Philadelphia to a 31-17 win over Atlanta, snapping the Falcons' four-game winning streak.

Blank: Falcons WR White has matured

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told PFW WR Roddy White is working harder and studying more than he did early in his career.

Blank cautiously optimistic about Falcons’ start

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
The Falcons have won four games in a row and are one of just four teams with a 4-1 record, but the team's majority owner, Arthur Blank, emphasized that it's still early in the season at the NFL ...

Falcons' Dimitroff expects Jerry’s reps to increase by midseason

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Peria Jerry went from being a starter at the outset of his rookie year to a sub-package player off the bench this season, but GM Thomas Dimtroff told PFW Jerry's current role shouldn't be interpreted as ...

Biermann's big play leads Falcons past Browns

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Defensive end Kroy Biermann's spectacular diving interception and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the Falcons to a 20-10 win over the gimpy Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Falcons waive LB James

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
The Falcons waived LB Robert James on Tuesday after he had completed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Bryant saves Falcons with last-second FG to beat 49ers

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Falcons QB Ryan, WR Douglas working on timing

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan has targeted WR Harry Douglas 16 times this season, but the second-year receiver has only six catches for 71 yards.

Falcons not shaken by loss of Norwood

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 9:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons lost their No. 2 running back for the season in Week Two when Jerious Norwood reportedly tore an ACL, but we hear the team is confident that Jason Snelling can pick up the slack.

Falcons place RB Norwood on I.R.

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed RB Jerious Norwood on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn ACL

Ryan throws 3 TD passes as Falcons rout Cards 41-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Despite injuries to their top two running backs, the Falcons dominated Arizona and pulled out a convincing 41-7 win.

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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