Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker will soon have a new home.
Baker, a former first-round draft pick in 2019, is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad, a source told Yahoo Sports. The plan is for Baker to get up to speed with the playbook, and be elevated to the active roster when he’s ready.
Baker, 23, was released by the Giants in September after he was accused of robbing a Miami-area party in May along with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar. While Dunbar escaped chargers, Baker was initially charged with four counts of armed robbery.
Those charges against Baker were dropped Monday after the lawyer for three of the alleged victims, William Dean, was arrested on extortion charges relating to the robbery.
As a rookie last season, Baker recorded 61 tackles and eight passes defended in all 16 games.
The Chiefs have a short- and long-term plan laid out for Baker, a talented ballhawk who was taken 30th overall in 2019 after winning the Jim Thorpe Award his senior season at Georgia.
NFL Network reported the news of Baker’s pending signing first.
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