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Sam Baker Released

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The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have released tackle Sam Bakericon-article-link.gif.

Baker, 6-5, 301 pounds, was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (21st overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Southern California. During his six-year career, he has played in 70 career games with 61 starts for the Falcons.

To make room for the pro bowl player the Eagles cut....

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Hate how injuries killed his career. Sam is a great guy and hopefully he'll have a career of some kind in the NFL even as a backup, obviously his recovery didn't go how the Falcons wanted it to. Hopefully some additional time off can help Sam make a come back. (in another city)

his best bet would prob take a year off and try to come back 100% healthy, if he can.

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Agreed. Hope this doesn't turn into a bashing thread.

Would like to know the true cap hit.

Yeah no reason to bash the guy, he wasn't in control of his injuries and when he was 100% he played pretty well. Not great but better than the average Falcon Olineman.

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Do you replace him with a tackle or the likes of Mathis, a guard? Or does it make a difference?

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his best bet would prob take a year off and try to come back 100% healthy, if he can.

I think that's going to be the new norm in the NFL, look at the players "retiring" from the 49ers, most are worried about putting their bodies at risk again after rough injuries.

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Yeah no reason to bash the guy, he wasn't in control of his injuries and when he was 100% he played pretty well. Not great but better than the average Falcon Olineman.

unfortunately the maturity levels around here won t allow that.

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probably wanted to see how he was doing and hold out long as possible, or could be because we wanted to bring in more players, which we obviously do a la Tim Wright.

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Why cut him now and not June first.... Cutting him now was pointless because we could have paid him the same.

Or am I missing something.

They now know what they're working with on the field, at least in shorts/sans-pads and they have a better idea of the rehab window.

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