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What is with this assumption that he is going to be the starter this year? He was injured with a back injury and then was cleared to play. Did he come back and get thrust into the starting LT position? NO! Did he get a chance to play RG and get benched after not being put back into the starting lineup at LT? YES!

If that is not proof enough that they are moving on from him then I don't know what some of you want. I guess you want TD to come out and say we messed up even though Smith said that with not putting him back in the LT roll and benching him after trying him at RG.

He will stay on this roster until we get another LT. You don't let depth go no matter how bad you perceive it as in hopes that you can find something in place of him. I can guarantee that he will be let go as soon as we find another LT. We let him go too soon every LT prospect that we bring in has the upper hand in negotiations because they know we need them and need them bad.

By know means do I think that he can be an starting Olineman in this league after he is dropped by us, but will be a journeyman backup.

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Man there are a lot of threads on this.... lol .

The OP is however right, look at Jenkins(even the biggest anti Jenkins fans can agree it isn't a fair comparison because Jenkins is 10x the NFL player Baker is) we didn't let him go until we had Julio, we aren't going to get rid of Baker until we have signed someone else.

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Guess the fan base confusion is coming from why the falcons are not active at all during free agency. It doesn't appear that we even worked out any players during this process when better LT appear to be available. The not knowing whats going on is the confusion.

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This is the microwave generation and most want to see results immediately. I am on the bus that we need a starter at LT who is not on the roster. I also agree that TD usually waits until we have the replacement before we let the player go (see: Michael Jenkins getting released after Julio was drafted)

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Because we strapped for cap space in turn we couldnt sign the best fa had to over.now we down to two in marcus mcneill and a anthony collins because demetrius bell will be signed by the skins tonight or tomorrow.its making baker look good at the starting job because with few options left in fa the draft will have to turn out something or we may be trading for one.

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Because we strapped for cap space in turn we couldnt sign the best fa had to over.now we down to two in marcus mcneill and a anthony collins because demetrius bell will be signed by the skins tonight or tomorrow.its making baker look good at the starting job because with few options left in fa the draft will have to turn out something or we may be trading for one.

I am really sorry, but I am lost. Will you please clarify?

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Because we strapped for cap space in turn we couldnt sign the best fa had to over.now we down to two in marcus mcneill and a anthony collins because demetrius bell will be signed by the skins tonight or tomorrow.its making baker look good at the starting job because with few options left in fa the draft will have to turn out something or we may be trading for one.

Well said...tongue.png

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Because we strapped for cap space in turn we couldnt sign the best fa had to over.now we down to two in marcus mcneill and a anthony collins because demetrius bell will be signed by the skins tonight or tomorrow.its making baker look good at the starting job because with few options left in fa the draft will have to turn out something or we may be trading for one.

You still failed to understand that why would he start this year if he came back from injury and did not start last year and was benched after playing a new position?

(sorry for the asking of clarification had a few too many drinks last night)

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When will we see Bakers replacement? Surely you don't think we can draft him with the #55 pick. Better get a FA and go for center in draft's round 2 or 3.

Baker is nothing more than depth. He was injured and did not play for weeks 7,9,10,11(week 8 was bye). We he came back he did not get one more start. They have moved on and made him depth.

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