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    Jets waiving-injured TE Josh Baker

    Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN
    Baker's agent RT @HowardShatsky Jets waiving-injured TE Josh Baker. Revert 2 their IR List. Josh would like 2 thank Jets 4 the opportunity


    Pro Football Mgmt ‏@HowardShatsky @ShakeNbakes45 Josh Baker wants to thank #JetsNation for all their support and love, he will miss you!

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    This is so sad..he was going to be an integral part of this team..

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    Wow, does he get any money from an injury settlement? What a complete and utter shame for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN
    Baker's agent RT @HowardShatsky Jets waiving-injured TE Josh Baker. Revert 2 their IR List. Josh would like 2 thank Jets 4 the opportunity


    Pro Football Mgmt ‏@HowardShatsky @ShakeNbakes45 Josh Baker wants to thank #JetsNation for all their support and love, he will miss you!
    Hopefully he will make a full recovery and be our FB next year!

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    One of the bitter realities of the NFL.

    Hope we have him back in camp next year.
    Last edited by DDNYjets; 08-27-2012 at 01:38 PM.

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    Mehta: Jets waive TE Josh Baker

    The Jets waived tight end Josh Baker after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday night's loss to the Panthers.

    The Daily News first reported on Monday morning that Baker suffered at least a torn right ACL that will sideline him for the season. Baker had a MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis. His agent, Howard Shatsky, later twetted the the Jets were waiving Baker.

    "The NY Jets r waiving-injured TE Josh Baker, he'll revert 2 their IR List. Josh would like 2 thank the Jets 4 the opportunity they gave him," Shatsky tweeted.

    Baker suffered the injury in the end zone when a Carolina defensive back Josh Norman's helmet collided with Baker's knee. He was down for several minutes before getting helped off the field without being able to put weight on his leg.

    "Thanks for everyone's prayers," Baker tweeted on Sunday night. "My road has never been easy just another speed bump."

    It's a fairly important injury for offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who planned on using mutliple tight end sets this season.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jet...-te-josh-baker

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    He has busted his butt for us for the last two years. Sad how the nfl machine REALLY works.
    Good luck Josh and I hope you ha e a quick recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglenj View Post
    Wow, does he get any money from an injury settlement? What a complete and utter shame for him.
    If he goes unclaimed, I believe we can put him on injured reserve.

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    Knew it when I saw it live. Feel for Baker, dude seems like a hardworker and had big things in store this season.

    Tanny needs to be on the phone now trying to find replacements.

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    They weren't going to keep him on IR at this point. Hopefully for him it isn't career threatning..

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    Talk about a kick to the nuts

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    That panther ended this guy's career. Throw him out of the league.

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    So disappointing.

    Was really looking forward to him finally getting a well deserved legitimate role on offense.

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    Procedural move. You can't put a non-vested player with fewer than 4 years experience on IR in preseason without passing him through waivers first. Hopefully, he clears waivers and reverts to IR for the year to rehab while getting paid.

    Sucks for him, he was looking good late last year and so far this preseason.

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    If a guy is put on IR does he get his full salary for that season ? Or some set amount instead ? Or nothing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lageman4ever View Post
    If a guy is put on IR does he get his full salary for that season ? Or some set amount instead ? Or nothing ?
    Usually the full base, unless he has a "split" contract which essentially cuts salary in half if not on the active roster.

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    Yo, BAKE! Good luck and speedy recovery!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcoops View Post
    Usually the full base, unless he has a "split" contract which essentially cuts salary in half if not on the active roster.
    So if a player had a 3M contract base salary he'd get the whole thing ? I thought maybe they'd just be paid the vet minimum and give him access to the club doctors & training staff.

    How common are split contracts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    Knew it when I saw it live. Feel for Baker, dude seems like a hardworker and had big things in store this season.

    Tanny needs to be on the phone now trying to find replacements.
    what is wrong with EPPS? Lloyd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post
    That panther ended this guy's career. Throw him out of the league.
    I thought that the hit on Baker was illegal too.

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