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  Bengals | Chris Baker signs with Bengals    Wed Mar 7, 04:58 PM

Free-agent TE Chris X. Baker (Redskins) signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday, March 7, according to a source.

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  Redskins | Thursday's Redskins injury report    Thu Oct 20, 06:28 PM

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) and DT Cullen Jenkins (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 20. Meanwhile, DE Chris Baker (knee, toe), S Su'a Cravens (concussion), CBs Josh Norman (wrist) and CB Dashaun Phillips (hamstring), C Spencer Long (knee), LB Trent Murphy (shoulder/knee), LB Martrell Spaight (shoulder) and OL Trent Williams (knee) were able to get in a full practice.

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  Redskins | Thursday practice report for Washington    Thu Oct 6, 08:49 PM

Washington Redskins CB Dashaun Phillips (hamstring), CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and LB Su'a Cravens (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6. LB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) and OT Trent Williams (knee) were limited participant, and DE Chris Baker (elbow, toe), RB Rob Kelley (finger), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle), DE Trent Murphy (shoulder) and CB Josh Norman (hand) practiced in full.

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  Redskins | Chris Baker briefly leaves game    Sun Nov 8, 01:54 PM

Washington Redskins DT Chris Baker (chest) suffered a chest injury during the team's Week 9 game but was able to return after missing some time.

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  Redskins | Friday injury report for Week 15    Fri Dec 12, 02:25 PM

Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) was limited in practice and has been ruled out for Week 15. S Brandon Meriweather (toe) and LB Keenan Robinson (knee) both did not practice and have been ruled out for Week 15. DE Jason Hatcher (knee) did not practice and is questionable. DE Kedric Golston (back, foot) and DT Chris Baker (chest) both were limited in practice and are questionable. DT Barry Cofield (illness) fully practiced and is probable.

Footballguys view: Will Compton is a good desperation LB option for folks still alive in their IDP leagues as he fills in for Robinson this week.

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  Redskins | Chris Baker contract details    Thu Feb 27, 02:26 PM

Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins re-signed DT Chris Baker to a three-year contract extension worth $12 million, with $4 million guaranteed.

Footballguys view: Baker has just one season under his belt and played just six games so this is a somewhat surprising move. Washington must really have liked what they saw in his short tenure.

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  Redskins | Chris Baker fully participates in practice    Wed Sep 12, 05:38 PM

Washington Redskins DL Chris Baker (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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  Seahawks | Two released    Fri Mar 4, 01:15 AM

The Seattle Seahawks released TE Chris Baker and QB Nate Davis Thursday, March 3, reports The Associated Press.

Footballguys view: So much for Pete Carroll working with Nate Davis. His lack of work ethic seems to be the reason teams haven't gotten the most out of his natural ability.

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  Seahawks | Two placed on IR    Wed Jan 5, 09:26 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have placed TE Chris Baker (hip) and OG Chester Pitts (concussion) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, reports ESPN.com.

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  Seahawks | Chris Baker ruled out for playoff game    Mon Jan 3, 10:35 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (hip) has been ruled out for the NFC playoff game Saturday, Jan. 8, reports Three Associated Press. Baker suffered a fractured bone in his hip in Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.

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  Seahawks | Chris Baker practices Friday    Fri Nov 12, 06:16 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (foot) practiced Friday, Nov. 12, and is probable for Week 10.

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  Seahawks | Five miss Wednesday practice    Wed Nov 10, 09:39 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (foot), DL Colin Cole (ankle), FB Michael Robinson (hamstring), WR Golden Tate (ankle) and LB Lofa Tatupu (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

Footballguys view: Tate will be out for at least another week or two.

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  Seahawks | Chris Baker expected to be fine    Mon Nov 8, 07:15 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (foot) suffered a foot injury Sunday, Nov. 7, but he is expected to be OK, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

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  Seahawks | Baker signed    Sat Mar 13, 03:06 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed unrestricted free-agent TE Chris Baker (Patriots) to a two-year deal worth $4.75 million. He will receive $2.75 million in the first year of the contract.

Footballguys view: They didn't get Ben Watson, so they decided to go after another Patriots tight end.

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  49ers | Baker scheduled to visit    Tue Mar 9, 02:33 PM

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent TE Chris Baker (Patriots) this week.

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  Seahawks | Baker scheduled to visit    Tue Mar 9, 02:26 PM

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports the Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent TE Chris Baker (Patriots) this week.

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  Bengals | Baker to visit    Fri Mar 5, 05:49 PM

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals will meet with unrestricted free-agent TE Chris Baker (Patriots) next week, according to a league source.

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  Patriots | Baker released    Thu Mar 4, 04:08 PM

Mike Reiss, of ESPNBoston.com, reports the New England Patriots have released TE Chris Baker.

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  Patriots | Baker limited Friday    Fri Dec 4, 05:53 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 4, and is questionable for Week 13. He will definitely play.

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  Patriots | Baker limited Thursday    Thu Dec 3, 05:35 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 3.

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  Patriots | Three offensive players limited Wednesday    Wed Dec 2, 08:05 PM

Adam Kilgore, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (hip), TE Chris Baker (shoulder) and WR Julian Edelman (forearm) were limited in the team's light practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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  Patriots | Three offensive players questionable for Week 12    Sat Nov 28, 05:30 PM

Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (hip), WR Julian Edelman (forearm) and TE Chris Baker (shoulder) were limited during practice Saturday, Nov. 28. They are listed as questionable for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Five limited Friday, will play Week 12    Fri Nov 27, 09:29 PM

New England Patriots LB Eric Alexander (groin), TE Chris Baker (shoulder), LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin), C Dan Koppen (knee) and DE Ty Warren (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 27, but they will play Week 12.

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  Patriots | Four limited Friday, expected to play Week 11    Fri Nov 20, 08:39 PM

New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (hip), TE Chris Baker (shoulder), C Dan Koppen (knee) and WR Julian Edelman (forearm) were limited during the team's practice Friday, Nov. 20. Each player is listed as questionable for Week 11 but are expected to play.

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  Patriots | Eight limited Thursday    Thu Nov 19, 10:59 PM

New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (hip), LB Eric Alexander (groin), TE Chris Baker (shoulder), DT Ron Brace (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (forearm), C Dan Koppen (knee), OT Matt Light (knee) and DE Ty Warren (ankle) were limited during the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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  Patriots | Eight limited Thursday    Thu Nov 19, 10:59 PM

New England Patriots WR Sam Aiken (hip), LB Eric Alexander (groin), TE Chris Baker (shoulder), DT Ron Brace (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (forearm), C Dan Koppen (knee), OT Matt Light (knee) and DE Ty Warren (ankle) were limited during the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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  Patriots | Six players limited Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 04:46 PM

Monique Walker, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots LB Eric Alexander (groin), TE Chris Baker (shoulder), DT Ron Brace (ankle), WR Julian Edelman (forearm), C Dan Koppen (knee) and OT Matt Light (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Patriots | Three limited Friday, expected to play Week 10    Fri Nov 13, 09:11 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (shoulder), DE Ty Warren (ankle) and FS Brandon Meriweather (foot) were limited during the team's practice Friday, Nov. 13. All three are listed as questionable for Week 10, but are expected to play.

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  Patriots | Baker, Banta-Cain limited Thursday    Thu Nov 12, 06:06 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (shoulder) and LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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  Patriots | Seven players listed as questionable for Week 3    Fri Sep 25, 05:31 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (ankle), OG Dan Connolly (back), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), FS Brandon Meriweather (ankle), WR Matt Slater (elbow), CB Terrence Wheatley (knee) and CB Shawn Springs (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 25. They are listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game.

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  Patriots | Seven players limited Thursday    Thu Sep 24, 06:45 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (ankle), OG Dan Connolly (back), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), FS Brandon Meriweather (ankle), DL Myron Pryor (calf), WR Matt Slater (elbow) and CB Terrence Wheatley (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

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  Patriots | Several players limited Wednesday    Wed Sep 23, 05:06 PM

New England Patriots TE Chris Baker (ankle), OL Dan Connolly (back), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), FS Brandon Meriweather (ankle), DT Myron Pryor (calf), WR Matt Slater (elbow) and Terrence Wheatley (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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  Patriots | Several players not spotted Wednesday    Wed Sep 9, 05:55 PM

Christopher L. Gasper, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (arm), WR Julian Edelman, CB Terrence Wheatley, OL Richard Ohrnberger, OG Dan Connolly, TE Chris Baker and DL Myron Pryor were not spotted during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Eagles | Monitoring Patriots cuts at TE    Wed Sep 2, 07:18 PM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are keeping a close eye on the Patriots TE situation, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Footballguys view: The Patriots could release David Thomas, Alex Smith, or Ben Watson when they go down to their 53-man roster. Any of them would be a suitable #2 TE for the Eagles, who saw rookie fifth-round pick Cornelius Ingram go down with another ACL tear in training camp.

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  Patriots | Baker emerging as team's top tight end    Wed Sep 2, 04:22 AM

Karen Guregian, of The Boston Herald, reports New England Patriots TE Chris Baker has emerged as the team's top tight end. TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed) recently returned from an undisclosed injury, and he mostly played on special teams during the team's most recent preseason game.

Footballguys view: Watson's roster spot is in jeopardy. He is easily one of the ten most talented athletes playing tight end in the NFL, but it has never really translated to consistent production and play on the field.

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  Patriots | Several players do not attend practice Tuesday    Tue Sep 1, 06:26 PM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (undisclosed), CB Terrence Wheatley (undisclosed), CB Shawn Springs (undisclosed), RB Laurence Maroney (undisclosed), OL Don Connolly (undisclosed), WR Wes Welker (undisclosed), TE David Thomas (undisclosed), TE Chris Baker (undisclosed), DL Myron Pryor (undisclosed) and LB Shawn Crable (undisclosed) were not present during practice Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Footballguys view: Welker has missed a lot of practice and two out of the three preseason games. We know nothing about his injury since he's a Patriot, but it is beginning to make us wonder if Welker will be 100% for the opener.

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  Patriots | Tight end race still too close to call    Tue Aug 25, 12:33 AM

The Associated Press reports New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson, TE David Thomas, TE Alex Smith and TE Chris Baker are competing for what could be three slots on the final 53-man roster. There is a chance the team could keep all four on the roster because the Patriots don't have a true fullback on the roster. The Patriots' tight ends could play as lead blockers, as well as being part of two- and three-tight end formations on short-yardage plays.

Footballguys view: We think Baker will be the lead in the TEBC, and he could easily have 6-8 TDs if Tom Brady is successful in returning to the offense to its 2007 form. Baker is the best all-around player, and he has had the best training camp. He's worth a pick as one of the last backup fantasy TEs in deep leagues, and in TD heavy leagues.

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  Patriots | Baker part of two-minute offense    Fri Aug 14, 05:25 PM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports that TE Chris Baker's presence in the two-minute offense was a surprise since he does not run as well as Ben Watson. Reiss writes that Baker is clearly the Patriots top tight end.

Footballguys view: Baker is not even being drafted right now, but his two touchdowns last night could be foreshadowing big things. Watson had six touchdown catches in Tom Brady's record-breaking year of 2007, Baker looks to be in line to have a similar total this year.

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  Patriots | Baker catches two touchdowns Thursday    Thu Aug 13, 11:01 PM

The Associated Press reports New England Patriots TE Chris Baker caught two touchdown passes from QB Tom Brady during the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 13. Baker finished with three receptions for 22 yards.

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  Patriots | Rounding out the tight ends    Thu Jul 16, 11:35 AM

Mike Reiss, of The Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots TEs Chris Baker and Alex Smith are locks to make the team in 2009.

Footballguys view: The Patriots signed Baker to a multi-year deal as a free agent during the offseason, and they traded a fifth-round draft pick in 2010 to acquire Smith from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Baker figures to work more as a blocker and run underneath routes, while Smith and TE David Thomas could move around at the position. Smith and Thomas, who are both in the final year of their contracts, could serve in a fullback-type role, too. Baker is under contract through 2013, but he is due a significant bonus after two years so it's essentially a deal through the 2010 season. TE Tyson DeVree, signed through 2010, is projected as the No. 5 tight end right now.

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  Patriots | Distinct roles for TEs Watson, Smith, Baker, Thomas    Thu Jul 16, 09:02 AM

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports that TE Ben Watson is likely to continue filling the role of the primary tight end in three-wide receiver sets because he has the best speed of any TE on the roster. Free agency signing Chris Baker will be a blocker and run underneath routes, and trade acquisition Alex Smith and fourth-year pro David Thomas "project more as "move" players who could line up in the backfield and serve in a fullback-type role."

Footballguys view: Even though Watson had decent numbers during the Patriots great offensive season in 2007, and we expect the Pats to have a similar approach on offense this year, his role is diminishing and he won't be trustworthy in your lineup every week, although you could do worse if you're looking for a bye week/injury TE.

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  Saints | J. Cook scheduled to visit    Sat Apr 18, 01:28 AM

Sheil Kapadia, of Philly.com, reports South Carolina TE Jared Cook said he is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints at an unspecified time.

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