Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season. (Curtis Compton)
The Atlanta Falcons have placed left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve today.
Baker had a left knee injury and will have to undergo surgery. Last Sunday’s game versus the Seattle Seahawks marked Baker’s fifth missed game of the season.
Last season, he started all 16 games and the Falcons rewarded him with a six-year, $41.1 million contract.
Baker has been plagued with injuries throughout his career since the Falcons traded up to select him in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Second-year player Lamar Holmes will start in Baker’s place for the remainder of the season.