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Sam Baker expects clearance this week
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Falcons offensive tackle Sam Baker, who underwent season-ending knee surgery last year, said he expects to receive full clearance this week, reports ESPN.

"I'm feeling good," Baker said Monday night. "In a couple days, I should be cleared. I've been running, doing everything, and I should get fully cleared in a couple days. It's great, especially because we're getting ready with the offseason stuff, to be able to get out with the offense and to be able to go back to doing plays and stuff like that."

Baker had problems with his left knee last season and attempted to resolve the issue with platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment, but it didn’t respond. In November, the team announced he would undergo surgery and be placed on injured reserve.

Baker played in just four games last season after starting all 16 games in 2012 and performing well at left tackle. The former first-round draft pick is due to make $7.25 million this season with a cap value of $6.05 million.

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Would Falcons move Sam Baker to the right side?
by Larry Hartstein |

With Falcons left tackle Sam Baker returning from season-ending knee surgery, general manager Thomas Dimitroff says he's confident Baker will return to his 2012 form. But Dimitroff left open the possibility of moving Baker to right tackle depending on the health of his knee, reports

Baker will count $6.05 million against the cap in 2014.

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Sam Baker undergoes knee surgery
by Chris Cwik |

Falcons offensive lineman Sam Baker had successful surgery on his knee Friday, according to ESPN.

Baker has already been placed on IR, and will heal during the offseason. He had been limited to just four games due to the injury.

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Falcons put Sam Baker on injured reserve
by Larry Hartstein |

The Falcons put left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve with a lingering knee injury, the team announced. Baker started four games this season as he was continually hampered by the injury.

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Falcons coach expresses concern over Sam Baker
by Michael Hurcomb |

Falcons coach Mike Smith expressed concern Monday for left tackle Sam Baker, who missed his fifth game Sunday against the Seahawks because of a lingering left knee injury.

"Sam’s been dealing with his knee all season long," Smith said, per ESPN. "He’s fighting through it. We got him back out there after a four-or-five-week time period of allowing him to rest. He wasn’t ready to go this week. And, yes, it is a concern. When you can't go out and play consecutive games, you have to be concerned about it. Sam’s doing everything that he can in terms of getting back out there. We want to make sure that he’s 100 percent before we put him back out there on the football field."

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Games Played
2008Atlanta Falcons85
2009Atlanta Falcons1414
2010Atlanta Falcons1616
2011Atlanta Falcons126
2012Atlanta Falcons1616
2013Atlanta Falcons44
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2009Atlanta Falcons1400.000000.0000
2010Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
2011Atlanta Falcons1211.000000.0000
2012Atlanta Falcons1633.000000.0000
2013Atlanta Falcons400.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Atlanta Falcons800000000
2009Atlanta Falcons1400010010
2010Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2011Atlanta Falcons1200000000
2012Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2013Atlanta Falcons400000000
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