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Falcons lose Sam Baker to knee injury

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It already was a bad night for Falcons left tackle Sam Baker, thanks to Jadeveon Clowney.  It got a lot worse, thanks to a knee injury.

Baker was carted off during Atlanta’s preseason game at Houston after injuring his right knee.

A first-round pick in 2008, the same year Matt Ryan arrived in the same round, Baker appeared in only four games last year, due to a left knee injury.

If Baker can’t play, look for 2014 first-rounder Jake Matthews to be flipped over to the left side.

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13 Responses to “Falcons lose Sam Baker to knee injury”
  1. mcjon22 says: Aug 16, 2014 9:44 PM

    Am I a bad person because my first initial thought was ‘Gotta watch hard knocks this week’ ?

  2. moneymike23 says: Aug 16, 2014 9:55 PM

    Maybe I won’t sleep watching Hard knocks anymore.

  3. fordmandalay says: Aug 16, 2014 10:01 PM

    Geez this is he worst part of preseason – watching players go out with injuries. Last year was really bad, this year looks like its going to be bad too.

  4. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 16, 2014 10:08 PM

    This is good news, maybe they’ll actually put Matthews where he belongs at LT instead of this guy who’s going to get Matt Ryan put on the IR.

  5. mrlaloosh says: Aug 16, 2014 10:28 PM

    Atlanta is cursed. By everybody.

  6. deljzc says: Aug 16, 2014 10:44 PM

    He just got Wally Pipped…

  7. mdd913 says: Aug 16, 2014 11:18 PM

    Blessing in disguise, Sam Baker sucks.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 16, 2014 11:41 PM

    Great now they already have an excuse for another 4 win season.

  9. jacobslatter says: Aug 17, 2014 12:21 AM

    Bring in back up Lamar Holmes! 6’6″ & 333 lbs. of beefy-ness can smoosh any lightweight into a pancake. Plus he needs to justify his lofty draft status (3rd rd. 2012).

  10. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 17, 2014 12:39 AM

    He was left in the oven too long – “over-baked!”

  11. salimthadream20 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:06 AM

    Dude is softer than Charmin Ultra Soft!

  12. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 17, 2014 9:36 AM

    Bummer

  13. chc4 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:02 AM

    Torn patella tendon, out for season. That sucks. The only positive here is that Baker isn’t very good so shouldn’t be impossible to replace. The question becomes is Jake Matthews ready to play LT from day 1? If so then it could actually be an upgrade.

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