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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 87 0 0 0 0.0

Top Budda Baker News

  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Falls short of 100 tackles in 2023

    Baker accumulated 87 tackles across 12 regular-season games in 2023.

    Since opening his career with 74 tackles as a second-round rookie in 2017, Baker reached the century mark in the category in five of the next six campaigns, but falling short of that in the most recent season isn't shocking considering he was on injured reserve Weeks 2-6. His prorated (to 17 games) tackle count was 123, which would have been the second most to his actual tally of 147 from 2019. Otherwise, Baker didn't notch any sacks for the second year in a row and snapped his run of multiple interceptions at three seasons. He has one year remaining on his current contract, so a bounceback may be in the offing as he seeks another big payday.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Double-digit tackles in loss

    Baker recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Bears.

    Baker was able reach double-digit stops for the third time this season and first time since Week 10. The safety has remained one of the most productive at his position this year, racking up 73 tackles over the 10 contests he's appeared in so far.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Held to five tackles in loss

    Baker accounted for five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 45-29 loss to San Francisco.

    Baker entered Sunday's game with an official "questionable" tag due to an illness, but he manage to play through the issue and handled his usual starting role. He did handle 98 percent of defensive snaps, however, which was his first time in nine appearances this season without playing 100 percent of snaps. The standout safety will look to make a larger impact on the road against Justin Fields and the Bears in Week 16.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Will play versus Niners

    Baker (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

    Baker picked up the illness after the Cardinals' week of practice, but he is well enough to suit up for Sunday's NFC West contest. He's played every snap in his eight appearances this season and has accumulated 58 tackles (38 solo) on the year.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Iffy for Sunday due to illness

    Baker was a late addition to the Cardinals' injury report and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers due to an illness, Tyler Drake of reports.

    Given that he was omitted from the injury reports issued Wednesday through Friday, Baker presumably came down with an illness at some point Saturday. The Cardinals will likely wait and see how the veteran safety bounces back from the illness over the next few hours before making a call on his status when the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. If Baker is unable to play, Arizona could turn to Joey Blount or Andre Chachere to replace him in the starting lineup.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Has another good showing

    Baker recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 24-10 win at Pittsburgh.

    Baker posted eight-plus tackles for the fourth time in his last five games in Week 13. He's been on a tear since missing five of Arizona's first six games to start the season, and he'll be a great IDP option after the Cardinals' bye in Week 14.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Posts nine stops in loss

    Baker recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 37-14 loss versus the Rams.

    Baker tallied nine-plus total tackles for the third time in his last four games in Week 12. He's had a resurgence since missing five of the Cardinals' first six games to start the season, and he projects as a good IDP play in Week 13 at Pittsburgh.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Posts season-high 10 stops

    Baker recorded 10 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's Week 9 loss to Cleveland.

    It was a poor game for the Cardinals as a whole, but Baker put up a strong IDP performance by notching double-digit stops for the first time since Week 11 of last season. The veteran safety appears to be back in form after missing five games earlier in the campaign due to a hamstring injury. Baker has played every one of Arizona's defensive snaps since returning in Week 7.

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  • Cardinals' Budda Baker: Effective in loss

    Baker logged six tackles (five solo) during Arizona's 31-24 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

    Baker logged six tackles for the second straight week since returning from a hamstring injury. The 27-year-old will look to produce again versus the Browns this week and help slow down their offense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
Age: 28
School: Washington
Experience: 8