Rashad Baker (born February 22, 1982) is a National Football League safety for the Oakland Raiders. He entered the NFL in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee and signed with the Buffalo Bills. In his rookie season he played in fourteen games with three starts as a defensive back and made 22 total tackles and one interception. In 2005, Baker once again played in fourteen games with the Bills and made 18 total tackles, one sack and an interception. Following the 2005 season, the Bills released him from the team shortly before the beginning of the 2006 season. Just a day after his release, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Baker ended up only playing in single game with the Vikings during his time with the team and was released by them in the middle of the 2006 season on November 4, 2006. On November 7, just three days following his release, the New England Patriots signed Baker to a contract due to injuries in their secondary. Finishing off the 2006 season with the Patriots, Baker played in five games and made two total tackles. He also played in the Patriots AFC Championship game loss vs the Indianapolis Colts and made two total tackles.