Bengals sign ex-Bucs DT Baker to one-year deal

joining Cincinnati, Baker will be reunited with defensive line coach Jacob Burney and linebackers coach Jim Haslett, who served as D-line coach and defensive coordinator, respectively, for Washington during Baker's first three seasons with the team.

The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Chris Baker, his agent confirmed on Wednesday.

Baker, 30, joined the Bucs last offseason on a three-year, $15.75 million contract with $6 million guaranteed, but he was released after just one season in Tampa as questions swirled about his effort level. He finished 2017 with a half-sack, five quarterback hits, two passes defensed and 33 tackles.

A former undrafted free agent, Baker carved out a role during five seasons in Washington, tallying 9.5 sacks and 27 QB hits combined in 2015 and 2016. In his career, he has 128 tackles, 12.0 sacks and seven passes defensed in 93 appearances (56 starts).

--Field Level Media