The Falcons may have waived Sean Baker in favor of Charles Godfrey earlier this week, but they clearly like what the reserve safety and special teamer can bring to the table.
The Falcons have signed S Sean Baker to the practice squad and waived S Kimario McFadden: http://t.co/vFUbKYrdwA— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) October 30, 2014
With Dwight Lowery signed to a one-year deal and Zeke Motta no lock to return, the Falcons could head into next season with Dezmen Southward, William Moore and Kemal Ishmael as the only three safeties on the roster. Keeping Baker around gives the team a quality special teamer—during his time with the Falcons, he was usually in the top three for ST snaps—and a fourth safety who is still young and has some upside. Unless the Falcons make the position a priority in the offseason, I tentatively expect Baker to be on the roster in 2015.
McFadden is a UDFA rookie who showed quality range and athleticism in practice and limited preseason action, and he'll likely latch on to another practice squad. If he doesn't, he may return for a spot in 2015.