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Falcons LT Sam Baker carted off field with knee injury vs. Texans

Falcons LT Sam Baker carted off field with knee injury vs. Texans Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Falcons offensive tackle Sam Baker was carted off the field Saturday with a right knee injury during Atlanta's preseason game vs. the Houston Texans

Vaughn McClure of ESPN tweeted that the initial word on Baker is he hyper-extended his right knee and that he was ruled out for the game. The 29-year-old is one year removed from surgery on his left knee. 

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Lamar Holmes took his place on Saturday and could see additional time on the right side if Baker is out for an extended period. Jake Matthews could move to a left tackle position if Holmes takes Baker's place.

The Falcons play next on Aug. 23 against the Titans and kick off the regular season on Sept. 7 at home vs. the Saints.

 - Marc Weinreich  

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