CB - KC
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.
Giants' cornerback Deandre Baker turned himself in for an armed robbery investigation back in May and was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm on Friday morning. These charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years.
Baker will likely miss the 2020 season while the case is ongoing. The first-round cornerback out of Georgia had 61 tackles and eight passes defended in his rookie year. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants cut him within the coming days.
Giants CB Deandre Baker turned himself in to authorities Saturday morning on an arrest warrant for armed robbery. His lawyer, Brad Cohen, told people in an Instagram post not to “rush to judgment” on his client.
On Friday, news broke that arrest warrants had been issued for Baker and Seattle CB Quinton Dunbar for their involvement in an alleged armed robbery in South Florida. As a practicing attorney for 23 years, Cohen stated about the incident, “I am a believer in the system and that if everything works the matter will be appropriately resolved.” It’s understandable that Baker and Dunbar’s defense urges people to wait to pass judgment until the process plays out, but the details of the arrest warrant are certainly cause for concern. The Giants spent a first-round pick on Baker last season. He played in all 16 games as a rookie, but struggled at times to understand defensive schemes and concepts. He also showed a lack of effort according to some players. He’ll hope to put all this behind him and start fresh, but a lot of questions marks have arisen quickly in his NFL career after being drafted out of Georgia just a year ago.