Along with the weekend signing of right guard Garrett Reynolds, Dimitroff now has locked up two of his three offensive-line starters to have reached free agency.
Following a disappointing injury-marred 2011 season in which he lost his starting job to journeyman Will Svitek, Baker bounced back strong last year, showing marked improvement in pass protection. As the eighth-ranked offensive lineman in Around the League's free agency primer, Baker was a valuable re-signing for the Falcons. Matt Ryan should be wearing a smile.
With Baker, Tony Gonzalez and safety William Moore back in the fold, two-time NFL Executive of the Year Dimitroff continues to put his franchise in position for a playoff run.