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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...

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