By Bonnie Mott
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Chris Baker is officially off the market after signing a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. In light of Baker finding a home with a new team a fellow Bucs Blog, The Pewter Plank, recently sent a tweet to Baker reminding him that Bucs Nation will be seeing him once again this fall when the Bucs take on Bengals in a few months. Well, it appears Baker didn’t like that too much because he responded to the Pewter Plank by throwing up the middle finger emoji:
Baker joined the Bucs last offseason when he signed a three-year deal worth $15.75 million and $6 million guaranteed. Prior to his signing, he suited up for the Redskins for six seasons where he established himself as a dominant defender. The Bucs hoped that his performance in Washington would translate to his time in Tampa Bay alongside Gerald McCoy, however, Baker didn’t live up to his potential and the high expectations the franchise had of him.
As a result, Baker recorded just 33 tackles, two passes defended and a half of a sack in 15 games and didn’t perform at the level the team needed him to. There were also quite a few questions regarding his lack of effort in practice and overall locker room and on-the-field demeanor like the time he showed no remorse after racking up a costly penalty versus the Panthers this season as...