Baker Still Hanging AroundJuly 27th, 2013
Only diehard Bucs fans would remember the guy who snatched two interceptions and recovered a fumble in the final preseason game against the Redskins last year.
Got his name without Googling? It’s Sean Baker. He was an undrafted rookie safety out of Ball State, and Baker proceeded to get cut when the Bucs pared down to their 53-man roster a few days later.
Joe talked to Baker about the emotions of having a monster game and then heading home unemployed.
“That’s how this game works,” said the mellow Baker. ”I was just home working out staying in the best shape I could hoping for that call. Luckily, it came.”
Baker said he was a few weeks from serious job hunting, “hangin on,”when the Bucs put Cody Grimm on injured reserve and signed him to the practice squad for the final five weeks of the season. Practice squad guys earn about $5,000 a week.
Baker was offered a contract at the close of last season, a blessing from the Bucs that he was worthy of competing to be a Buccaneer Man.
Good luck, Mr. Baker.