Colts, Broncos & Buccaneers Targeting DL Chris Baker, Return To Redskins Still An Option


Josina Anderson of ESPN is reporting that the Colts are also expected to have interest in free agent DL Chris Baker along with the Broncos and Buccaneers. However, Anderson says that a return to the Redskins is still a possibility, depending on how things go in free agency.

Baker would reportedly like to sign quickly.


Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Buccaneers and Broncos are “hot on” Redskins free agent DL Chris Baker.

A few days ago, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported that the Redskins met with Bakers’ representatives at the Combine and have had “encouraging” talks. According to Jones, the expectation is that the Redskins will submit an offer Bakers’ representatives on Tuesday.

However, Baker reportedly has a decent market for his services, which includes as many as six teams, so it’s possible he could get a better offer from another team.

Baker, 29, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Hampton back in 2009. He lasted just over a year in Denver before he was waived and later signed to the Dolphins practice squad.

After Miami cut hism loose at the start of the 2011 season, Baker signed on to the Redskins’ taxi squad has spent the past five years in Washington.

He’s now in a position to be one of the best interior defensive linemen in this year’s free agent class.

In 2016, Baker appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and recorded 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 interior defensive lineman out of 127 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

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