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Falcons searching for right combination on offensive line

...some of the young guys."The turnover on the line began after last season. Two former long-time starters ? tackle Sam Baker and guard Justin Blalock ? were released.Stone was a surprise last season when he started nine games at center as an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-12/falcons-searching-right-combi
Quarterback Matt Ryan likes the feel of Falcons new offense

...returning starters on the line. Ryan Schraeder is working at right tackle following the release of seven-year veteran Sam Baker. Joe Hawley and James Stone are battling for the center job.Chris Chester, signed earlier this month as a free agent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-06-16/quarterback-matt-ryan-likes-f
Devonta Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

...players who were rehabbing with the training staff and not cleared to participate were S William Moore (shoulder), OT Sam Baker (knee), CB Dezmen Southward (knee), RB Antone Smith (leg), LB Brooks Reed (groin), C Joe Hawley (knee) and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-26/devonta-freeman-makes-opening
2015 Atlanta Falcons training camp preview

...Justin Durant and O'Brien Schofield; WR Leonard Hankerson; TEs Tony Moeaki and Jacob TammeIMPORTANT LOSSES: OT Sam Baker; OG Justin Blalock; WR Harry Douglas; RBs Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers;, S Dwight Lowery; DEs Osi Umenyiora...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-07-27/atlanta-falcons-preview-capsu
Falcons release veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons released veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker on Monday.Baker started 61 of his 70 career games, but injuries have hindered his progress. He missed last season after tearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-06-15/falcons-release-veteran-offen
Devonta Freeman makes opening bid to be Falcons' starting back

...players who were rehabbing with the training staff and not cleared to participate were S William Moore (shoulder), OT Sam Baker (knee), CB Dezmen Southward (knee), RB Antone Smith (leg), LB Brooks Reed (groin), C Joe Hawley (knee) and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-05-26/devonta-freeman-makes-opening
Falcons need to keep offensive in gear against Packers

...to get better as a unit."Stone is Atlanta's third starting center, following Joe Hawley and Peter Konz. Tackles Sam Baker and Lamar Holmes also are on injured reserve.The Falcons had the big day against Arizona even without wide receiver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-05/falcons-need-keep-offensive-g
Tough approach gets Falcons back on track

...members of Atlanta's offensive line from the start of the season. Matthews had to move left tackle following injuries to Sam Baker and Lamar Holmes.Rookie James Stone, an undrafted free agent, is the team's third starting center. Former starters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-10/tough-approach-gets-falcons-b
Falcons lose three linemen in defeat

...for 298 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Falcons (2-2) had already lost starting left tackle Sam Baker for the year during the preseason. Blalock went down in the second quarter, and Holmes and Hawley were both injured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-29/falcons-lose-three-linemen-de
Falcons' Matt Ryan facing different questions after dismal 2013 season

...77.9 yards per game.Ryan said he's confident the line will be much more effective despite the loss of left tackle Sam Baker, who tore up a knee in the preseason. First-round pick Jake Matthews took over Baker's spot, and the Falcons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-03/falcons-matt-ryan-facing-diff