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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 looking for pass-rush specialist to emerge

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons' search for a pass-rush specialist to work into the DE rotation has been going on for years.

Falcons release OG Manuwai

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced the release of OG Vince Manuwai on Saturday.

Falcons release LB Tatupu

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons released MLB Lofa Tatupu on Wednesday, the club announced.

Is Falcons' Dent ready for starting role?

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
With Lofa Tatupu out for the season with a pectoral injury, Akeem Dent is in line to become the Falcons' starter at middle linebacker.

Falcons LB Tatupu out for the season

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a pectoral injury during a workout.

Falcons sign LB Peterson

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back veteran LB Mike Peterson, the team announced Monday.

Turner can't be completely dismissed on draft day

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening isn't jumping off Falcons RB Michael Turner's bandwagon just yet.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Falcons LB Tatupu suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury while working out, head coach Mike Smith announced.

Falcons expecting Baker to return to pre-2011 form

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
To fill one of the most critical jobs on offense, the Falcons are expecting OLT Sam Baker to put forth one of his best seasons.

Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith sees a lot of similarities between his team and the Chiefs, their Week One opponent in Kansas City.

Falcons have void to fill on special teams

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Harry Douglas is one of the top candidates to replace Eric Weems, but the Falcons are going to hold a training-camp competition for the return jobs.

Falcons see opportunities for competition on D-line

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, time is running out for Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury to show significant improvement.

Falcons agree with S Hope

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons have agreed to terms on a contract with former Titans S Chris Hope, the team said Friday. 

Former Falcons RB charged with DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Former Falcons RB Jamal Anderson is facing a DUI charge after reportedly being pulled over in DeKalb County, Ga. early Sunday morning.

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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