Chris Baker signs with Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers were tabbed as a team interested in signing defensive lineman Chris Baker shortly before the “legal tampering” window opened on Tuesday and they have landed their man.

The Bucs announced on Thursday afternoon that they have signed Baker. The team didn’t announce terms beyond saying it is a multi-year deal, but Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that it is a three-year pact with an average annual value of $5.25 million.

Baker should slot in alongside Gerald McCoy in the middle of what’s shaping up to be a good defensive line in Tampa. Baker had 10.5 sacks for the Redskins over the last two seasons and has shown durability by missing six games over the last four seasons. They’ve also signed defensive end Will Gholston to a new contract and have Robert Ayers and Noah Spence coming off the edge.

The Redskins have agreed to deals with defensive linemen Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to help fill the void left by Baker in Washington.

11 responses to “Chris Baker signs with Buccaneers

  1. Let’s try this again. Does logicalvoice see the irony is his post above given that the Tampa gimmick (Bruce Allen), along with the owner, are singlehandedly destroying the Washington franchise? Is Washington where GM’s and coaches go to “retire”?

  2. Great signing bucs! If more “old players” like jackson or baker want to come play for my bucs then please feel free too! If wilcox signs next then we can choose best available come draft day.
    Head down and keep getting better boys, go bucs!

  3. Sometimes you can’t fill every spot you want to in the draft.

    Sometimes it’s good to bring in a veteran that will give you a year or two till you can get a better draft class of a certain type player.

    Bucs don’t make “splash” free-agent signings (I wouldn’t consider Jackson a splash signing cause he’s only got a year or two in the tank if that). They sign free agents to help young players get up to speed. Look for another WR and DL to be drafted.

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