Description: Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker has a torn patella tendon, according to nfl.com's Ian Rapoport and if so is most likely done for the season.
Insight: Lamar Holmes would likely be the guy to inherit the starting job and that's a drop in talent level which could have a detrimental effect Matt Ryan and the offense.
12/14/2008 10:59:00 AM
Description: The Falcons will get rookie left tackle Sam Baker back today after he missed seven games with a concussion. Most teams would get a boost from the return of a starting left tackle, but it's tough to say that's the case here. The Falcons have played quite well in Baker's absence. (SportsBuff.com)