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Falcons Comfortable With Sam Baker At Left Tackle?

After an injury plagued 2011 season it appeared that offensive lineman Sam Baker might have played his last game for the Atlanta Falcons. That might not quite be the case after head coach Mike Smith told Pro Football Weekly writer Dan Parr that he would be "Very Comfortable" with Baker at the left tackle position in 2012.

"I thought Sam had his best year (in 2010). This (past) season, unfortunately, he got injured and had to have a procedure done and missed some time. We're looking forward to having Sam back. Sam's very resilient and has fought through a lot of injuries through his first three years."

Baker lost his starting job in 2011 to Will Svitek who is also signed through next season. Baker injured his back early in the season and led to a surgical procedure that sidelined him for four games. Despite that it appears that Baker will get the opportunity to win back his starting position.

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