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Buccaneers Close To Signing DT Chris Baker


Peter Schrager reports that the Buccaneers are closing in on a deal with free agent DL Chris Baker.


Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers appear to be the favorite to land defensive tackle Chris Baker, barring a change in negotiations.

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 him 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 lis

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