The 49ers' ruthless right side of Aldon Smith and Justin Smith will face off against a reborn left tackle in Sam Baker.
Falcons OLT Sam Baker has allowed only 3½ sacks — the fewest he has allowed since his rookie year, when he played in eight games.
The O-line still has to prove it will not be a weak link, but we hear the Falcons are feeling confident that the protection for Matt Ryan will be improved from a year ago.
With Will Svitek out for the season, rookie Lamar Holmes is getting the first crack at showing he’s up to the task of backing up the oft-injured Sam Baker.
Falcons backup OLT Will Svitek will miss the 2012 season with an arm injury, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.
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.
Although they haven’t added many new players, the Falcons have not been sitting on their hands this offseason.
Last season was a tough one for the Falcons' Sam Baker, but it appears he once again will have a chance to earn a starting job at left tackle in 2012.
The offensive line will once again command the attention of the Falcons' decision makers this offseason, with C Todd McClure due to become a free agent.
With the much-maligned Sam Baker out with a back injury, career backup Will Svitek will be protecting Matt Ryan's blind side for at least the next 3-4 weeks.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that starting OLT Sam Baker will be out for another 3-4 weeks with a back injury.
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Five game against the Falcons.
Atlanta is considering a shake-up to its offensive line, especially the key OLT position manned by Sam Baker, according to NFC Whispers.
Opening up starting spots on the O-line to competition three weeks into the season wasn't part of the Falcons' blueprint for getting over the hump.
Some observers are wondering if the Falcons have an O-line that will allow them to become more of a threat to throw downfield.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith tried to put a damper on the rumors that OLT Sam Baker was in danger of losing his starting job to fifth-year veteran Will Svitek.
Fifth-year LB James Anderson is having his best season, according to NFC South Whispers, and is providing one of the few encouraging signs for winless Carolina.