• Falcons lose Sam Baker to knee injury

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Aug 18, 2014
    Falcons left tackle Sam Baker played four games last year before being lost for the season and it looks like he won’t get close to that many this year after hurting his right knee on Saturday night. It already was a bad night for Falcons left tackle Sam Baker, thanks to Jadeveon Clowney. Per a league source, the right patellar tendon in Baker’s knee has indeed ruptured, and Baker will be out for the year. "I'll do it," Matthews told ESPN.com of the move, prior to learning about Baker's status. Baker signed a six-year, $41 million deal before the 2013 season and has no more guaranteed money coming his way, which may mean a change in circumstances if Matthews or someone else proves capable of handling the left tackle job. “I don’t want to speculate in terms of what we would do,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Saturday night, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Carimi was considered a reclamation project for new offensive line coach Mike Tice but came in and impressed the coaching staff immediately before spraining an ankle.
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