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With Mark Ingram's Hand Injury, Saints Sign RB Edwin Baker to the Practice Squad

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Baker was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. On August 25, 2013, he was cut by the Chargers. The Saints have signed RB Edwin Baker to the practice squad and released CB Trevin Wade.

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The Saints signed RB Edwin Baker to the practice squad today, probably in response to the yet-to-be-acknowledged hand injury Mark Ingram has widely been reported to have sustained in the first half of last Sunday's game against Cleveland. The Saints released CB Trevin Wade to make room.

Ironically, Baker was signed from the Texans practice squad last season by the Cleveland Browns and was released on  August 25, 2014. In three games Baker managed to finish 3rd in rushing yards and tied for first in rushing touchdowns (2) for the Cleveland Browns.

While a member of the Cleveland Browns, he rushed for 171 yards and 2 TDs. He also had 57 receiving yards.

The Michigan State Spartan running back finished his college career with 2,293 rushing yards on 462 carries (5.0 avg.; 65.5 ypg.), played in 35 games, including 21 starts, and rushed for 19 career touchdowns. He had six career 100-yard rushing games and was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft (No. 250 overall) by the San Diego Chargers.