Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
2 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 9 tilt against the Saints, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defensive tackle thus unsurprisingly follows up a pair of full practices to close out the week with active status against the Saints. Baker's veteran presence will be especially valued against a versatile New Orleans offense that has leaned heavier on the run this season than in years past.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baker finished the week with a pair of full practices, so it would seem as though he is trending to play Sunday. Clinton McDonald would likely see increased snaps at defensive tackle if Baker is unable to play against the Saints.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) was a full practice participant Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defensive lineman was able to take his participation level up a notch after only practicing on a limited basis to open Week 9 prep Wednesday. Baker is currently ahead of last week's practice regimen, when he wasn't able to turn in a full session until Friday. He appears well on his way to playing against the Saints on Sunday, and his presence will be pivotal to the Buccaneers' efforts to slow down a versatile New Orleans offense.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) managed four solo tackles and one pass defensed in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tackle played through his ankle injury to notch four stops for the second consecutive week. Baker has no less than three tackles in his last four games and has served as the run-stopping presence the Buccaneers were hoping he'd be when they inked him in the offseason. With 17 stops through six games, the 30-year-old remains on pace for his fourth straight 40-tackle season, although he's surprisingly failed to get to the quarterback after posting 9.5 sacks over the last two campaigns.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
3 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 8 tilt against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lineman will thus be available to try and slow down Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers' three principal rushing threats. Baker's availability is especially welcome considering the Buccaneers lost fellow lineman Noah Spence (shoulder) to season-ending surgery this week.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
4 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) was a full participant at practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baker sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Bills and was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday. The full participation on Friday is certainly a good sign, but if the 30-year-old is unable to play against the Panthers, Clinton McDonald would likely see an increased workload.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
4 weeks ago

Baker (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defensive tackle was in on 30 snaps against the Bills in Week 7, recording four tackles (three solo). However, he also suffered an ankle ailment during the contest, leaving his status for Week 8 against the Panthers a bit uncertain at the moment. Further clarity on Baker's chances of suiting up should be gleaned from the remaining pair of practice sessions this week.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
2 months ago

Baker (illness) was a full practice participant and is preparing to face the Giants on Sunday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bakers has shown glimpses of developing as a pass rusher over the last two seasons, so it'll be interesting to see how he stacks up against a porous Giants' offensive line. The 29-year-old recorded 47 tackles (29 solo) and 3.5 sacks in 2016, and he'll return to his starting defensive tackle position Sunday.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
2 months ago

Baker (illness) did not travel to Minnesota and will not play Week 3, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clinton McDonald will step in for Baker at defensive tackle against the Vikings.

Chris Baker
DL TB (1)
2 months ago

Baker (illness) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baker has not practiced this week as he has been battling the flu and is unlikely to be available Sunday. The Buccaneers defensive line depth may be tested Sunday, as Jacques Smith (illness) is also listed as doubtful.