CB - FA
Week 5 Outlook
The Kansas City Chiefs have cut young CB DeAndre Baker.
Baker has had an interesting career so far, having been cut from the Giants for a crime he was found innocent for, to now being cut from the team that gave him a second chance. It's unclear what his future looks like in the NFL, but there are certainly people that still believe in his potential as a player.
Chiefs cornerback Deandre Baker is inactive for the AFC championship against the Bengals Sunday.
Baker recorded just one tackle in the Chiefs 42-36 victory against the Buffalo Bills last week and has not been much of a factor all season in the Kansas City secondary.
The Kansas City Chiefs have officially signed CB Deandre Baker to their practice squad.
Baker was released by the Giants in September while dealing with armed robbery allegations. After the charges were dropped he immediately became a free agent. Baker is a former Jim Thorpe Award winner (awarded to college's top defensive back) and was the first DB taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Chiefs not only add a talented depth piece but a potential building block for an already strong secondary unit.
CB Deandre Baker is expected to sign with the Chiefs’ practice squad in the coming days.
Baker was released by the Giants in early September after being charged with four counts of robbery. All charges were dropped and the former 2019 first-round draft pick is headed to Kansas City for a planned visit. Baker racked up 61 tackles and eight pass defenses over 16 games with the Giants last season. Barring a snag in his planned visit with the Chiefs, Baker will have another shot in the NFL.
The New York Giants have waived corner back Deandre Baker. Baker was put on the Commissioners Exempt list on July 27th.
After getting into legal trouble, Baker has been waived by the Giants. Baker looked great as a rookie last season, but will need to ensure that he can be on the field before another team signs him.