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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

Thursday's 60-second rant: Falcons game a great opportunity for Newton

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
It’s only Week Four, but, make no mistake — Sunday will be one of the most critical games of Cam Newton’s young career.

Falcons' Abraham arrested on misdemeanor charges

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Falcons DE John Abraham was arrested on misdemeanor obstruction charges on Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. 

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

Falcons rout Chargers to remain undefeated

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to three different receivers for the Falcons, who overwhelmed the Chargers 27-3 Sunday to remain undefeated.

Turner, running game plodding out of the gate for Falcons

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
While some say he’s just not breaking tackles like he used to, the team is not pinning all of the blame for the running game’s slow start on Michael Turner.

Chargers-Falcons game blacked out

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Chargers-Falcons game will be blacked out on Sunday to televisions in Southern California.

Falcons RB Turner apologizes for DUI arrest

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
Michael Turner apologized Wednesday to the team for his drunken driving arrest, saying he made "a bad decision."

Falcons RB Turner arrested on DUI charge

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Falcons RB Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges on Tuesday morning.

Falcons hold on, defeat sloppy Broncos

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 11:34 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw two TDs, and Atlanta capitalized on some early Peyton Manning mistakes in a 27-21 win vs. Denver Monday night.

NFL Links: Should Rams have drafted RG3?

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Sam Bradford over RG3 was the right choice, the Green Bay defense makes a statement and the Giants lose a treasured mustache.

Key matchup: Falcons wide receivers vs. Broncos cornerbacks

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we take a look at a tough test awaiting Denver’s secondary on Monday night in Atlanta.

Falcons sign CB Johnson

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed CB Terrance Johnson Tuesday and placed CB Brent Grimes on injured reserve.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Falcons place CB Grimes on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Brent Grimes will go on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury in Sunday’s game. 

Ryan throws three TDs as Falcons top Chiefs

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.

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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