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Bengals sign Baker to one-year deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed defensive tackle Chris Baker. He has received a one-year deal.

He visited with the Bengals on Tuesday.

He was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently after one-year with the team. He played in 15 games, including 14 starts.

When he signed with the Buccaneers, he signed a three-year, $15.7 million deal. Towards the end of the season, he reportedly had a locker room confrontation.

Baker will be joining his fifth NFL team. He previously played for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins besides the Buccaneers.

In his only season with the Buccaneers, he had 24 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and two pass deflections.

Baker spent five seasons with the Redskins. He appeared in 93 games, including 56 starts.

He had 121 tackles, 12.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass deflections.

Baker played in a game with the Broncos in 2009. He also played in a game with the Dolphins in 2010.

With the Bengals, he’s reunited with assistant coaches Jacob Burney and Jim Haslett. Burney, who was the Redskins defensive line coach from 2010 to 2014, is the Bengals defensive line coach.

Haslett, who was the Redskins defensive coordinator from 2010 through 2014, is the Bengals linebackers coach.

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