NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reports that the New York veteran will release cornerback DeAndre Baker.
#Giants The source said that preparations are set to officially move on from their first-rounder this week to release CB Dindre Baker. Not surprisingly, he hinted at this … and recently gave his number. Baker was on the commissioner’s exempt list after being charged with 4 counts of armed robbery
– Ian Rapport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2020
This is a step that has been expected for some time. A warrant was first issued back on May 14 this year for Baker’s arrest for his alleged role in an armed robbery.
The legal case has taken many twists and turns since then, and veterans at the time told them to stay away from meetings and team facilities. Because Baker is on the commissioner’s list of exams, he did not count against his 80 or 53-man roster.
Giants owner John Mara said in his most recent press conference that a decision is coming soon. Mara said, “We certainly didn’t see that [Baker’s arrest] coming. A decision will be taken at a later date. “He added,” DeAndre’s talk was a setback. There was no sign of him coming out of college… I listen very closely in those draft meetings when they talk about the players and their backgrounds and WhatsApp, and especially when you talk about the first round player Are being There was no indication that we should be concerned about any criminal activity. It was a great disappointment. “
Mara said, “DeAndre Baker’s thing was just something we didn’t see coming.” “I read some stories that there were red flags about them, but not in the sense that you would be concerned about criminal conduct. Obviously, this is something that is embarrassing for the organization. This is just one thing we want to deal with. It happens from time to time. Fortunately, 99.9 percent of our players are good citizens. This was one we had not seen coming and this is something that we are going to deal with. “
Baker was expected to be one of the Giants’ starting cornerbacks alongside James Bradberry in addition to veteran Bradbury. The Giants will now look to go into their match-up of the week across Bradberry with a combination of Corey Balentine, Logan Ryan, Isaac Yiadom and Brandon Williams.
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