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  • Deandre Baker: Let go Sunday

    Baker was waived by the Chiefs on Sunday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Baker's career has been hampered by injuries each of the last two seasons, possibly limiting the potential of the 2019 first-round selection. He'd fallen down the Chiefs' positional depth chart following the selection of three cornerbacks in the 2022 Draft and the addition of Lonnie Johnson.
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  • Chiefs' Deandre Baker: Re-inks with Kansas City

    Baker signed an exclusive-rights tender with the Chiefs on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Baker recorded 16 tackles and one pass defended over eight games as a rotational cornerback during the 2021 season. The 2019 first-round pick for the Giants has struggled with injuries, playing just 10 games since joining the team in November of 2020. Baker should continue to serve a minor role in the Chiefs' secondary while also contributing via special teams.
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  • Deandre Baker: Shifts to injured list

    Baker (leg) was placed on the practice squad injured list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Baker broke his left femur in the Week 17 loss to the Chargers. The second-year cornerback underwent successful surgery last week, and his move to the injured list was expected. Given the severity of his injury, it's unclear when the 2019 first-round pick will be healthy enough to play again.
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  • Chiefs' Deandre Baker: Successful surgery

    Baker (leg) underwent surgery Monday and it was deemed successful, according to Andy Reid, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports. After sustaining a severe leg injury during Sunday's 38-21 loss to the Chargers, Baker broke his left femur and underwent surgery. Throughout the cornerback's two games this season with the Chiefs, he recorded five tackles (four solo) and broke up one pass, all of which the 2019 first-round pick managed to register during the Week 17 matchup.
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  • Chiefs' Deandre Baker: Leaves game

    Baker is officially listed as out with a leg injury. After suffering a leg injury during Sunday's game against the Chargers, Baker won't return. The cornerback has participated in just one game this season, playing a mere seven special-teams snaps.
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  • Chiefs' Deandre Baker: Bumps up to active roster

    The Chiefs elevated Baker to the active roster for Sunday's game against the Saints. Baker linked with Kansas City's practice squad back in November, and it looks like he could now get a chance to make his debut with the defending Super Bowl champions. The 2019 first-round pick was cut by the Giants early September while facing four counts of robbery with a firearm, but all charges against him have since been dropped.
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  • Deandre Baker: Expected to join Chiefs

    Baker is expected to sign with the Chiefs' practice squad in the coming days, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Baker, who was cut by the Giants after being charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm in early September, had all charges against him dropped Monday. Now the 2019 first-round pick seems poised to get a second chance in the league with the defending Super Bowl champs.
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  • Deandre Baker: Charges dropped

    The Broward State Attorney dropped all charges against Baker on Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. The State Attorney has, in turn, charged William Dean, an attorney for three of Baker's four alleged victims, with extortion for allegedly demanding Baker pay each client $266,000 in exchange for withdrawing their testimony against Baker. This case is complicated, but for the time being, Baker is off the hook for his May arrest for armed robbery. The league may still discipline Baker.
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  • Deandre Baker: Let go by Giants

    The Giants cut Baker on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Giants are moving on from the 2019 first-round pick. Baker was charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from his May 16 arrest in Miramar, Fla., and he's currently on the commissioner's exempt list.
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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Facing serious felony charges

    Baker was charged Friday with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from his May 16 arrest in Miramar, Fla., Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. A conviction on these charges would come with a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison. Baker was placed on the commissioner's exempt list last week and isn't likely to play football this year.
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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Turns self over to authorities

    Baker turned himself over to Miramar, Florida authorities Saturday in connection to an alleged armed robbery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Baker has been charged with four separate counts of armed robbery and another four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm following an alleged incident Wednesday. Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who was with Baker during the alleged incident, turned himself over to authorities Saturday afternoon.
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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Arrest warrant issued

    Baker, a first-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, has had a warrant for his arrest issued Thursday by the Miramar (Fla.) Police Department. Baker's arrest warrant is reportedly connected with an armed robbery which took place in Miramar, Florida on Wednesday. Seattle cornerback Quinton Dunbar has also had a warrant for his arrest issued due to his involvement with the incident. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants initial statement reads: "We are aware of the situation. We have been in contact with DeAndre. We have no further comment at this time."
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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Primed for starting role

    Baker will start at left cornerback Sunday versus the Bills, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Baker appears to have surpassed Antonio Hamilton on the Giants' depth chart. After playing 31 snaps on defense Week 1 and notching two tackles (one solo), the rookie first-round pick will show what he can do in a full-time role.
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  • Giants' Deandre Baker: Clear of knee issue

    Baker (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills at practice Sunday, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports. Baker missed the last two preseason contests after suffering a knee sprain Aug. 11, but he appears on track to play in Thursday's exhibition finale. The rookie first-round pick was splitting reps on the first-team defense with Janoris Jenkins and Corey Ballentine.
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