12:20 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
The Falcoholic Jul 27, 2014
Sam Baker's Deal Among Worst In NFL

Sam Baker's Deal Among Worst In NFL

You already knew this, of course. About one year and some change ago, the Falcons were in the midst of hitting a major crossroads in the Thomas Dimitroff / Mike Smith era of the team. Already, the team had jettisoned veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson. More would follow, including Tyson Clabo and Falcon-for-life Todd McClure. The front office sent a clear message that it would be judicious in choosing who to keep around for the long term. Ultimately, the Falcons decided to invest in left tackle Sam Baker with a six-year, $41.5 million contract extension. 16 months...

NFL Player News

  • 35 Brian Hoyer

    Brian Hoyer

    Browns starting quarterbacks to start season since 1999

  • 30 Johnny Manziel

    Johnny Manziel

    Johnny Manziel doesn't feel ready to start 'but there's nothing I'd do differently''

  • 10 Robert Griffin III

    Robert Griffin III

    Reid: Jason Reid: It’s time for Robert Griffin III to stop taking hits and learn to get down

  • 8 Chris Thompson

    Chris Thompson

    Chris Thompson plans to return to practice on Wednesday

  • 6 Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning

    Practice makes perfect - or makes Peyton Manning mad

Michael Turner Photos