"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.
Baker will count $6.05 million against the cap in 2014.
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.
"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."
|P2||8/16/14||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/28/14||@ JAC||6:00 pm|
|2||9/14/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/14||@ MIN||4:25 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|14||12/8/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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