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Did the Bucs get an extra bargain with Chris Baker?

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Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is a bargain hunter. Especially, in free agency. The general consensus is that he found just such a bargain in defensive tackle Chris Baker.

The Bucs signed Baker to a three-year, $15.75 million deal and former Bucs tight end Antony Becht explains why that was such a “value play’’ in this Film Session segment from buccaneers.com:

Becht shows just how versatile Baker is and how impactful he can be, whether he’s working at the nose tackle spot he’s likely to move into now that he’s with the Bucs or at defensive end.

Yes, there have been some questions about Baker’s work ethic, but those have all emanated from a Redskins camp that may just be trying to put a positive spin on an impactful loss.

The bottom line is that Baker was arguably the best play maker in this year’s class of free agent defensive linemen and Licht got him for a fraction of what the others went for.

The potential is there then for this deal to work out as one of the best Licht has made since he left the Cardinals organization and came aboard as the Bucs GM three and a half years ago.

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