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Raiders sign defensive lineman Ryan Baker


The Raiders signed defensive lineman Ryan Baker and waived-injured defensive tackle Johnny Jones on Monday, the club said.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the 28-year-old Baker worked out for the Raiders on Sunday.  Oakland has been dealing with some defensive line injuries, and another healthy, experienced player upfront will be helpful as the club tries to get through its summer preparations.

Baker (6-5, 302) appeared in 17 games as a reserve for the Dolphins from 2009 through 2012. He would figure to be a defensive tackle in the Raiders’ 4-3 front, though he has played defensive end, too, albeit in a 3-4 scheme.

Raiders assistant head coach /offensive line coach Tony Sparano was the Dolphins’ head coach in Baker’s first three seasons in Miami.

Jones, 24, is a second-year pro from Marshall.

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9 Responses to “Raiders sign defensive lineman Ryan Baker”
  1. jjackwagon says: Aug 5, 2013 4:18 PM

    But still no QB. SMH.

  2. blacknsilver says: Aug 5, 2013 4:32 PM

    Tony Sporano loves this guy
    “He went in the game and did what Ryan does every day…hustled, went a million miles per hour and found the football.”
    – Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano concerning Baker’s professional debut

    “He’s an amoeba. He’s got no bones in his body…I’ll tell you what I love about this guy…If you give him that job, now whatever job you give to Ryan Baker, he’s going to do it 200%.”
    – Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano concerning Ryan Baker’s versatility

  3. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 5, 2013 4:36 PM


  4. thetwilightsown says: Aug 5, 2013 4:53 PM

    Still no QB? 18 Months ago Bucky Brooks declared Matt Flynn capable of all throws, poised, in control of a complicated defense and full of the moxie that NFL teams look for. Of course, once Wilson showed himself to be a rookie phenom, that all changed and Brooks suddenly feels Flynn has a noodle arm and lacks enough experience to play QB in the NFL… whatever. It’s like Professional Wrestling anymore anyway so what’s it matter?
    Shake your head to that!

  5. mykul77 says: Aug 5, 2013 5:00 PM


  6. raiderapologist says: Aug 5, 2013 5:12 PM

    They just ran out of healthy bodies at that position. The last guy they signed off the street got hurt in his first practice.

  7. dilberry says: Aug 5, 2013 5:32 PM

    He’s not a bad player. Good rotational guy.

  8. radrntn says: Aug 5, 2013 6:11 PM

    He should be able to play inside no problem…he did that the entire time while at Purdue.

  9. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:25 PM

    OK first sign the kicker to an extension then go out and get the best long snapper in the business and finally see out a back up defensive line man. What a great week the raiders are having. I wish my team had the same front office as this one.

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