The Atlanta Falcons are moving on from one their former first-round picks, while another longtime lineman for the team is calling it quits.
Baker, 30, missed all of 2014 with a torn patellar tendon and has played in just four games the past two seasons due to knee issues. He had been a candidate to move inside and compete for the team's left guard job this summer.
Baker was to compete for the starting spot that opened up when the Falcons parted ways with Justin Blalock in February. Rapoport reported Monday that Blalock is planning to retire, according to a source who has spoken to him. Blalock had reportedly drawn interest from the Rams, Lions and Titans before making his decision.