Falcons Release Veteran OT Sam Baker


The Atlanta Falcons announced the release of veteran OT Sam Baker on Monday.

Baker, 30, still had another four years remaining on his six-year, $41.1 million contract that included $14.25 million guaranteed. He would have made base salaries of $4.5 million (2015), $5.25 million (2016), $6.5 million (2017), and $6.6 million (2018) over the remainder of the contract.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Baker will free up $4.5 million in available cap space while creating $2.8 million in dead money.

Last year, Baker wound up missing the entire 2014 season after he sustained a torn patellar tendon and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.

In 2013, Baker was limited to playing in just four games, so there are some obvious concerns regarding his durability moving forward.

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