DeAndre Baker is back in the NFL
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former New York Giants’ first round pick, cornerback DeAndre Baker to their practice squad, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
It’s not a surprise that the Giants didn’t bring back Baker after the armed robbery charges against him down in Florida were dropped earlier in the week. New York made their final decision when it came to his future this past offseason after he was arrested and charged. Baker did state that he would love to return to the Giants, but of course that’s not happening with the news of him now signing with the Chiefs and the fact that Big Blue showed zero interest for a reunion.
While the Giants could use Baker, you have to remember that this coaching staff doesn’t have anything invested in him because they weren’t around when he was drafted in 2019.
Baker could end up being punished by the NFL, which is kind of tricky since the charges against him were dropped because of an attorney for three of the four victims was found to be trying to extort the former Giant. I would think the league will maybe give him a 1-2 game suspension if anything at all. For now, he’s on the Chiefs’ practice squad and will need to prove that he’s good enough to be signed to their active roster and help them get back to the Super Bowl.