Steelers Sign Wide Receiver Eugene Baker
Thursday, April 6, 2006
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers added depth at wide receiver today when they signed four-year veteran Eugene Baker to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Baker (6-1, 167) was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (164th overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft out of Kent State University. He spent four seasons (1999-2002) with the Falcons on both their active roster and their practice squad, seeing action in three games as a rookie and one in his second season. Baker had seven catches for 118 yards during his first year while starting one game.
Baker then spent time on both the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams practice squads before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2003. In two years with the Panthers, he had two punt returns for 39 yards (19.5 avg.) and eight punt returns for 49 yards (6.1 avg.) while playing in a total of four games.
He was in the New England Patriots preseason training camp last year but was released prior to the regular season. - www.steelers.com