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Old 08-07-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Saints sign reserve QB Matt Baker

Saints sign reserve QB

Posted by Jeff Duncan, Staff writer August 07, 2007 12:40PM

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The Saints made a couple of roster moves on Tuesday, signing quarterback Matt Baker and releasing wide receiver Chris Jackson, Coach Sean Payton said. Payton said his signing should not be interpreted as an indication of the club's dissatisfaction with the reserve quarterback position. Team officials decided to sign Baker after he impressed them during a workout last week. Second-year man, Jason Fife, and undrafted rookie Tyler Palko are currently fighting for the No. 3 roster spot behind Drew Brees and back-up Jamie Martin. Payton said Baker could play in Friday's home exhibition opener against Buffalo at the Superdome. The 6-2, 212-pound Baker played at North Carolina from 2002 to 2005. He signed as a free agent following the 2006 NFL Draft with the Houston Texans. He was a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad last season serving as the team's third quarterback. Dallas released him July 26. Payton said he will keep five quarterbacks in camp until he can make a more thorough evaluation but eventually will cut the number to four so the players can receive an adequate number of reps in practice.

Saints sign reserve QB - New Orleans Saints Beat - Times-Picayune NFL - NOLA.com

Okay another camp arm?

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Saints sign reserve QB Matt Baker

This is an interesting move...

There is no way Baker will bump Martin, so Sean must be looking at #3. With 2 guys fighting for reps already, why would he bring in another guy unless he was unhappy with Fife and Palko?

Let's face it, no one knows anything about Fife, and Palko is a lefty who is known more for heart than athleticism.
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Payton just wants to see what he can do.
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I think Martin is a gonner... Fife to be second and Palco and Baker fight it out for number 3.
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