Baker recorded five tackles (four solo) and returned an interception for a touchdown in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets.
Baker caught one of Sam Darnold's four interceptions and returned it for the only touchdown of the game by either team. It was the rookie's first career interception to keep his strong start to his NFL career going. Baker and the Dolphins will take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 10.
Baker bruised his knee during Sunday's game against the Lions, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Baker said he was OK after the game, but the linebacker's status is nonetheless worth tracking on a short week before Thursday's Week 8 matchup against the Texans.
Baker recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 38-7 loss to New England.
Baker recorded solid numbers, though Miami's defense allowed 38 points Sunday. The rookie is will face off against the Andy Dalton led Bengals' offense in Week 5.
Baker replaced Stephone Anthony and opened team drills with the starters during Sunday's practice, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Baker, who was selected by the Dolphins in the third round of this year's draft, is now a member of the first-team linebacker group for the first time in training camp. He opened practice in the strongside spot next to middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan and opposite Kiko Alonso, while Baker's input involves more athleticism and speed than the aforementioned Anthony. Baker showed his playmaking abilities during the team's preseason opener against the Buccaneers and will continue to secure a hold on the starting job this Friday versus the Panthers.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|