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Atlanta Falcons


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

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Falcons formally announce Robinson signing

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.

Falcons expect Jerry’s return to help pass rush in 2010

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.

Falcons re-sign QB Redman

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 7:52 a.m. ET
The Falcons will not be shopping for a new backup quarterback this offseason.

Falcons LS Schneck retires

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Falcons LS Mike Schneck announced his retirement Thursday, the team said in a press release.

Report: Falcons re-sign CB Williams

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed veteran CB Brian Williams to a one-year deal.

Falcons tender Dahl, Norwood

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. ET
The Falcons issued tenders to four more restricted free agents Wednesday, in addition to ORT Tyson Clabo and P Michael Koenen.

Clabo, Koenen tendered by Falcons

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Falcons tendered two of their restricted free agents Wednesday, reports indicate.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Smith expects Ryan to be ready for start of offseason conditioning program

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Falcons name Musgrave assistant head coach

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons named Bill Musgrave assistant head coach on Tuesday.

Falcons re-sign WR Finneran

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Falcons locked up veteran WR Brian Finneran before he hit the open market.

Falcons have decision to make at placekicker

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant and Steven Hauschka are expected to compete to become the Falcons' placekicker next season, but the team is still looking to see what else is available at the position.

Finding young talent on 'D' will be Falcons’ draft focus again

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With the most pressing of the team's needs being at cornerback and defensive end, sources say Atlanta will put an emphasis on drafting defensive players once again in 2010.

Falcons’ Moore will get a crack at unseating Coleman

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.

Falcons under pressure to improve pass rush

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.

Falcons CB Owens will be in mix to start next season

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Word is Falcons rookie Chris Owens has all but ensured he will be in the mix to open next season as the team's starting left cornerback.

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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