Give Chris Baker a pass, please.
The sight of the Redskins defensive end decked out in Broncos gear on Sunday in Denver might upset some Redskins fans, but here’s why you should be okay with it.
His best friend was on the field wearing an orange No. 94 jersey.
Baker and Denver defensive tackle Terrance Knighton grew up together in Windsor, Conn., and attended Windsor High School.
“That’s my best friend,” Knighton told denverbroncos.com. “We grew up together our whole lives. He just said he wanted to come and see a game and support me.”
“We’re family. I don’t see it as a guy from another team in the stands watching. I just see that family’s watching,” Knighton said. “He’s up there with my mom. She’s known him since he was born. I’m just looking forward to seeing him.”
Baker told me earlier in the season how close he was with Knighton, how they used to terrorize each other’s dinner tables together. Baker said Knighton was basically his brother.
The Broncos were the first NFL club to acquire Baker, signing the defensive lineman as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Denver was also the first team to cut him, which Baker posted about before a Week 8 contest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
I think Baker’s priorities are in order. Let the man root for his friend. It’s a “family” thing.
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