Source: Falcons keep LT Sam Baker

Left tackle Sam Baker has agreed to terms on a contract that will keep him with the Atlanta Falcons, according to a team official.

The deal is for six years, but the financial details weren't available immediately. The move will keep Baker as the protector of franchise quarterback Matt Ryan's blind side.

Baker was drafted in 2008 (the same year as Ryan). He struggled with injuries and inconsistency for the first four years of his career. But he stayed healthy in 2012 and turned in the best year of his career.