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The Falcoholic Jun 17, 2015

How will the Falcons' offensive line shake out now after Sam Baker was released?

We've had a couple of days to process the Sam Baker cut. Does this change things for the offensive line? I'd like to say that releasing Sam Baker two days ago changed everything for the Falcons, but that's not strictly true. The team couldn't possibly have been counting on him for a starting job coming off such a major injury, so Jake Matthews and (insert right tackle of your choice) were probably safe. It does, however, potentially have repercussions down the depth chart. If you thought Baker might play guard, you've got to re-calibrate your expectations there, too. In one of the few...
The Falcoholic Jun 15, 2015

Falcons release Sam Baker

It's the end of a tumultuous seven years in Atlanta for the veteran tackle. The Atlanta Falcons have cut ties with former first round pick Sam Baker, ending a roller coaster career that began in 2008. The Falcons have released offensive tackle Sam Baker. — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) June 15, 2015 Baker was drafted to be the blindside protector for Matt Ryan in 2008, and while he had stretches where he was very capable in that role, there's no mystery here. Baker had essentially missed two straight seasons with injury, he hadn't gotten back on practice field as of last week's OTAs...

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