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3 Budda Baker SS

Arizona Cardinals

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February 3, 2021 09:48 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Continues to pile up stats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker produced 118 tackles (90 solo), six pass defenses, two interceptions, two sacks and one forced fumble in 15 contests during the 2020 campaign.

Baker tied for the team lead in tackles with Jordan Hicks and ranked second among NFL defensive backs in the category behind only Jordan Poyer (124). While his number of stops fell 29 shy of his 147 from 2019, Baker continued to demonstrate an ability to brush off injuries, missing just the third game of his career due to a torn UCL in his thumb Week 4 and playing through groin and neck issues in the second half of the season. After signing a lucrative four-year extension back in August, he's set to be one of the top IDP contributors on the back end for the foreseeable future.

January 3, 2021 03:36 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Active Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Baker was unable to practice Friday due to the neck injury, but he's been cleared to play Sunday after being listed as questionable. The 24-year-old has played at least 90 percent of the defensive snaps in every game this season besides his absence in Week 4.

January 1, 2021 06:16 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Questionable for divisional game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals list Baker (neck) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Arizona Republic reports.

After being added to the injury report Thursday as a limited participant at practice due to the neck issue, Baker downgraded to no activity Friday. While that's somewhat of a worrying sign as the regular-season finale approaches, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury downplayed the star safety's injury a bit, saying that he's "hopeful [Baker will] be able to go" despite being "a little sore," according to Fitzgerald. With a playoff berth at stake for Arizona in Week 17, look for Baker to do everything in his power to suit up and handle an every-down role in the secondary.

December 31, 2020 08:36 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Practice reps limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (neck) submitted a limited practice session Thursday.

Arizona is suddenly dealing with a pair of availability issues at safety, with Chris Banjo (hip) being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday in addition to Baker's injury. The 24-year-old faced no restrictions during Wednesday's practice session; however, with an abrupt appearance on the injury report, Baker's level of involvement Friday becomes worth monitoring. The three-time Pro Bowler has missed one game in 2020 and just three over his four professional seasons.

December 28, 2020 05:40 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Tacks on nine stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker made nine tackles (seven solo) in Saturday's 20-12 loss to the 49ers.

Baker has a team-high 113 total tackles this year, and he's fourth in the league with 86 solo tackles despite missing one game. The 24-year-old safety continues to play at a high level with a third straight triple-digit tackling campaign.

December 9, 2020 11:36 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Registers 12 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker made 12 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Rams.

Once again, Baker led the Cardinals in tackles. The star safety now has 94 stops through 11 games, and he has added two sacks, four pass breakups and two interceptions. Baker continues to be a top-tier IDP player and should be a staple in fantasy lineups.

November 19, 2020 03:20 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Good to go Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

After being listed as a limited participant on the Cardinals' first two practice reports of the week, Baker was a full participant Wednesday, clearing the way for him to play Week 11. The 24-year-old has been one of the top IDPs among secondary players this season, totaling 73 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble through eight games.

November 16, 2020 05:12 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Estimated as limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (groin) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The 24-year-old was questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills due to the groin issue but played every defensive snap and totaled nine tackles, so it's not a major surprise to see him estimated as limited to being the week. Baker remains on track to play Thursday against the Seahawks, and he could avoid an injury designation altogether if able to practice fully in the next two days.

November 15, 2020 02:48 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bills.

The Cardinals' secondary is in better shape than Friday's injury report made it seem, as both Baker and Dre Kirkpatrick (thigh) are available and ready to start. The Bills have leaned heavily on the pass of late, so Baker could be busy as he looks to add to the 64 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions he's collected through seven games.

November 15, 2020 08:36 AM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Likely to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The same applies to cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (thigh), so the Cardinals look like they'll have all their regular starters in the secondary available as they look to slow down a Josh Allen-led passing attack that shredded the Seahawks for 415 yards and three touchdowns Week 9. If the Bills follow another pass-happy game plan for the second straight week, Baker should be a prime beneficiary of more opportunities to rack up tackles. The safety has already compiled three games of double-digit stops through his first seven contests of 2020.

November 13, 2020 05:04 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker sat out Arizona's first two practices of the week, but he managed to upgrade to limited activity Friday. Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Thursday that he expects Baker to suit up against Buffalo, per Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com, so barring any setbacks it looks like the starting safety is trending in the right direction to face Josh Allen and the Bills.

November 12, 2020 11:20 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vance Joseph said Thursday that he expected Baker (groin) to play in Sunday's game against the Bills, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports.

Baker has missed the past two days of practice while tending to the groin injury, but he doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of missing game action. The Washington product has been strong in the secondary despite battling injuries this season, racking up 64 tackles (51 solo), two sacks and two interceptions through seven games. Expect Baker to assume his usual starting role for Week 10, but if he suffers a setback, Deionte Thompson (knee) could be in line for a start if he's healthy.

November 12, 2020 12:32 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Tending to groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With five tackles and no other counting stats in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, Baker matched his worst output of the season. While he recently got rid of the cast that was protecting his surgically repaired thumb and instead donned a splint Week 9, he emerged from that outing with a new injury. He'll attempt to increase his activity level as the Cardinals prepare for Sunday's game versus the Bills.

November 6, 2020 03:56 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Sheds cast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker has shed the cast and will wear a splint for his surgically repaired thumb, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The 24-year-old underwent the thumb surgery in late September and missed one game, but he's played with the cast the past three games and has 31 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Baker should remain a force at the back end for Arizona while his thumb continues to heal.

October 27, 2020 08:28 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Secures another interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker had 14 tackles (11 solo) and one interception during Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

The 24-year-old intercepted Russell Wilson at the two-yard line and appeared to have a pick-six locked up, but DK Metcalf showed off his speed and chased the safety down after a 90-yard return. Baker reached double-digit tackles for the third time this season and has 59 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble through six games.

October 20, 2020 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Posts first interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker recorded seven solo tackles, one sack and an interception in Monday's 38-10 win against the Cowboys.

Baker has totaled at least five tackles in every game this season. Last week, the two-time Pro Bowler picked up his first sack and he did it again against Dallas, in addition to tallying his first interception of the season. That wasn't the only exemplary play either as the 24-year-old also forced a fumble and picked up two quarterback hits in the blowout win.

October 13, 2020 08:28 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Picks up first sack of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker registered a team-high 10 tackles, including one sack, during Sunday's 30-10 win against the Jets.

The two-time Pro Bowler has collected a tackle for loss in consecutive appearances Weeks 3 and 5, with a missed game in between because of surgery to repair a UCL tear to his thumb. With Baker back in the lineup against the struggling Jets on Sunday, Arizona allowed a season low in points (10). Now having proven he can field a full defensive workload with no issue, the versatile safety is expected to be in the starting lineup once against during a Week 6 Monday night showdown against the Andy Dalton-led Cowboys.

October 7, 2020 05:12 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Full speed ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (thumb) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

It looks like Baker will return to the lineup after missing just one game following surgery to repair a UCL tear in his thumb. The 2017 second-rounder should immediately start and handle a full workload Sunday against the Jets. Through three games, Baker recorded 28 tackles (22 solo) and a pass breakup.

October 7, 2020 08:20 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Looking at Week 5 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Baker (thumb) will return against the Jets on Sunday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Baker missed Week 4's loss to the Panthers after undergoing surgery to address a UCL tear in his thumb, but it looks as though he's already ready to make a quick return. The starting safety could have to play with a cast or splint on his thumb.

October 2, 2020 07:24 PM
Cardinals' Budda Baker: Officially out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baker (thumb) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Baker underwent surgery to address a UCL tear in his thumb earlier in the week, so this news is not too surprising. While the team has not given a specific time table for his return, he is expected to be back sooner than later. With Chris Banjo (hamstring) also sidelined, some combination of Curtis Riley, Deionte Thompson and Charles Washington will presumably take on the secondary responsibilities.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ SFW 24-201051500000
Sun 09/20vs WASW 30-1541500000
Sun 09/27vs DETL 23-2680800100
Sun 10/04@ CARL 21-3100000000
Sun 10/25vs SEAW 37-341131401100
Sun 11/08vs MIAL 31-3432500000
Sun 11/15vs BUFW 32-3072900100
Thu 11/19@ SEAL 21-2832500000
Sun 11/29@ NEL 17-2022400000
Sun 12/06vs LARL 28-381021200000
Sun 12/13@ NYGW 26-724600000
Sun 12/20vs PHIW 33-2640400000
Sat 12/26vs SFL 12-2072900000
Sun 01/03@ LARL 7-1841500200
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021ARI00000000000
2020ARI1515118902822909006
2019ARI1616147104430.500006
2018ARI14131027824200011
2017ARI167745816100007
Total6151441 330.0111 5.529090120
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/195
Birthdate:
01/10/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Bellevue, WA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
5
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