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Falcons keep Sam Baker

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The first draft pick of the Mike Smith-Thomas Dimitroff-Rich McKay era in Atlanta was quarterback Matt Ryan, the third overall selection in the 2008 draft.

The second was left tackle Sam Baker. 

Ryan is a franchise cornerstone who figures to be in Atlanta for a long, long time, and Baker isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it appears. Alex Marvez of reported Tuesday night that the Falcons have re-signed Baker, PFT’s 46th-ranked free agent.

Per Pat Yasinskas of, Baker inked a six-year contract.

Baker started all 16 games for the Falcons in 2012.

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2 Responses to “Falcons keep Sam Baker”
  1. joshhatesthesteelers says: Mar 12, 2013 11:28 PM

    Good player

  2. kegrun says: Mar 13, 2013 12:17 AM

    Falcon fans wanted Baker GONE last year and just use Will Svitek as his replacement, a guy they took from arena football. The falcon front office though took Baker for his word that his back surgery would help him play better and kept him on for one more year. Thankfully Baker kept his word and did a great job last year, not perfect, but much better from the year before. So hopefully Baker remembered that he was almost gone, but the Falcons gave him one more shot, when working out a deal.

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