The Facts: The relationship between Baker and the Jets took another turn today, as the team announced that the veteran has been placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Players on the PUP list aren't allowed to practice. By rule, they can't practice until they pass the physical.
Diehards Line:The Jets can activate Baker at any time, and Daily News staffer Rich Cimini advised readers it wouldn't be a shock if that happens in a couple of days. This may have been a simple of case of Baker not being able to pass the pre-camp conditioning run. ... Baker hurt his back at the mandatory mini-camp last month and he was fined $3,000 by the team for missing an injury-treatment session. At the time, it was speculated that Baker -- then furious with his contract situation -- may have feigned the injury to anger the Jets. But Baker reported to camp Sunday -- the reporting date for injured players and quarterbacks. Practices don't begin until Thursday.