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Long week continues: Falcons without Sam Baker

Matt Ryan, Akiem Hicks, Sam Baker, Parys Haralson AP

To cap off a long and frustrating week of injury news, the Falcons will be without their left tackle this week.

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sam Baker will miss Sunday’s game against the Dolphins because of knee and foot problems. He’ll be replaced by right tackle Lamar Holmes, which likely clears a spot for veteran Jeremy Trueblood, who has had a couple weeks to learn his way around.

That’s not the best news in the world against a team with as much pass-rush talent as the Dolphins, but it’s not the worst news the Falcons have had this week.

The Falcons already knew running back Steven Jackson wouldn’t play this week, after they put linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on IR/designated for return, along with fullback Brady Ewing and defensive end Kroy Biermann on the season-ending version.

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15 Responses to “Long week continues: Falcons without Sam Baker”
  1. kane337 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:46 PM

    What will this say about the Dolphins if they lose to the 2nd string Falcons?

  2. emcomatty says: Sep 20, 2013 3:52 PM

    Not gonna happen buddy.

  3. grendelg says: Sep 20, 2013 4:00 PM

    It’ll be close but the Falcons will win this one. They’ll dial up the short passes with slants, screens, etc. to keep the pressure off just like last week. Tannehill just isn’t a good enough QB to keep up.

  4. blueberrymuffin11 says: Sep 20, 2013 4:04 PM

    Has Steven Jackson ever played a full season? So talented- so sad he’s made of glass.

  5. tcclark says: Sep 20, 2013 4:13 PM

    Cameron Wake always goes against the right tackle so why move your experienced right tackle over to the left to face Olivier Vernon and leave a guy still learning his way to face arguably the best pass rusher in the NFL. Doesn’t make sense to me. I know you want to protect Matt Ryan’s blind side, but your fist priority should be to block Cameron Wake.

  6. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 20, 2013 4:21 PM

    Dolphins win this one.

  7. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 20, 2013 4:22 PM

    Well at least they have Roddy White’s mouth even though he’s injured.

  8. firstroyal says: Sep 20, 2013 4:29 PM

    Cameron Wake always goes against the right tackle so why move your experienced right tackle over to the left to face Olivier Vernon and leave a guy still learning his way to face arguably the best pass rusher in the NFL. Doesn’t make sense to me. I know you want to protect Matt Ryan’s blind side, but your fist priority should be to block Cameron Wake.
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    problem is Oliver is losing snaps this week, the left side will be seeing more of shelby and jordan- wake disappeared last week. The DL is deep and versatile

  9. jetsareajoke says: Sep 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    Fins missing Soliai and Patterson is gonna hurt.

  10. breakingb says: Sep 20, 2013 5:07 PM

    The Falcons….. Bwahahahahahahaha!!

  11. salimthadream20 says: Sep 20, 2013 5:43 PM

    Damn were getting killed with injuries. Dont count us out this game though! Rise Up!

  12. tarniman says: Sep 21, 2013 12:34 AM

    Im both a Dolphins fans and Falcons….let me explain. Im a Dophins fan living near ATL. Im a Falcons fan only because of my location I live. The Phins are the team I like. I think and im going for the Phins to win this one

  13. garrygates says: Sep 21, 2013 9:33 AM

    It’s kind of a joke that people keep making such a big deal of the Falcons’ injuries. All of their big playmakers — Julio, Roddy, Tony and Matty Ice — are all playing. The Dolphins’ injury report is just as long, if not longer:

    Clemons, Chris – Questionable
    Davis, Will – Probable
    Devlin, Pat – Questionable
    Ellerbe, Dannell – Probable
    Garner, Nate G – Probable
    Jerry, John – Probable
    Jordan, Dion – Probable
    Misi, Koa – Questionable
    Patterson, Dimitri – Out
    Pouncey, Mike – Questionable
    Soliai, Paul – Out
    Tannehill, Ryan – Probable
    Taylor, Jamar – Probable
    Vernon, Olivier – Probable
    Wallace, Mike – Questionable
    Wilson, Jimmy – Probable

  14. igotgamenj says: Sep 21, 2013 7:15 PM

    it will be 90 at game time …Atlanta is a dome team Heat will get to them ….Miami Wins

  15. 77bandit says: Sep 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    What will this say about the falcons if they lose to the 2nd string dolphins?

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