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Free agent OT Sam Baker is unlikely to play another snap in the NFL.

According to Baker's father, Sam "probably just concluded his career" because of injuries. The 21st overall pick in the 2008 draft has always battled injuries and missed all of last season with a torn patellar tendon. In total, Baker missed 42 games in his seven-year career. He was released by the Falcons in June.

Source: FOX Sports Aug 11 - 9:55 PM

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Wish him the best of luck. I thought that it was time to move on, but supported him most of his time here.

It's always sad to see a player taken out by injuries.

True. I don't think it was a coincidence that the 2 years he played all 16 games we went 13-3 each season. Wish he could have stayed healthier, but it's a tough sport.

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I can't fault Baker for any of his misfortunes in Atlanta. And I can't fault a guy for riding off into the sunset with a wheelbarrow full of cash even if one feels he didn't truly earn it.

But I could certainly fault somebody.

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I don't fault Dimitroff for the initial draft pick.

I FAULT the H3LL out of Dimitroff re-signing Baker to that ridiculous contract - ridiculous because it was waaaay too much guaranteed money for a perpetually injured player.

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Wish him the best of luck. I thought that it was time to move on, but supported him most of his time here.

It's always sad to see a player taken out by injuries.

Don't feel too bad. He was well compensated.

I'd destroy my knees for the amount of money he made.

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