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Falcons, Bucs get rookies signed before camp

7/25/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Just arrived and there's some news on the Falcons tonight. First-round pick Sam Baker signed his contract Friday evening and will be at practice on Saturday morning.

Baker, the 21st overall pick, is expected to quickly move into the starting spot at left tackle. His signing means the Falcons will have all their rookies in camp on time.

In other news, the Bucs also got all their draft picks under contract before the first practice tomorrow morning. Here's a look at the roster moves the Bucs made Friday:

  1. Signed CB Aqib Talib (2008 first-round pick)

  2. Signed WR Dexter Jackson (2008 second-round pick)

  3. Signed QB Josh Johnson (2008 fifth-round pick)

  4. Waived WR Taye Biddle

  5. Waived RB Cory Boyd (injured)

  6. Waived LB Teddy Lehman

  7. Placed T Luke Petitgout on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list

  8. Placed RB Carnell Williams on the active Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list