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Chris Baker: 'Hurtful' that Redskins didn't offer contract

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3/18/2017 12:29:13 PM
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New Buccaneers defensive tackle Chris Baker is celebrating his multi-year deal with Tampa Bay, but is still smarting from his unceremonious exit in D.C., Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports

"It was really hurtful learning that the Redskins didn't really offer me a contract," Baker said on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Friday, "being that I was one of their best defensive linemen on their team for the last couple of years and really worked my way up from the practice squad to being one of the best linemen. And for them not to offer me was very hurtful, but I understand it's a business and I'm very happy to move forward with the Buccaneers and I think I really have a bright future there."

Baker hasn't been shy about expressing his discontent with how things ended with the Redskins. The tackle tweeted this directed message immediately after his deal was announced.

I'll definitely miss all my teammates and fans but understand the @Redskins didn't want me back as crazy as that sounds but I love y'all ✌🏾

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