Baker had eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's loss to the Lions.
The rookie first-round pick stepped into the starting role Week 2 and the eight tackles is his career high through eight games. Baker has two passes defensed but is still looking for his first interception.
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.
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.
Baker (knee) participated in a pregame warmup prior to Thursday's contest against the Bengals, but he isn't expected to play, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Baker originally injured his knee in practice Aug. 11 and is hoping to return in time for the opening of the regular season. If the rookie doesn't play Thursday, Grant Haley would likely start opposite Janoris Jenkins.
Baker (knee) is expected to sit out Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Baker is nursing a knee sprain and expected to miss several weeks, so his lack of availability is unsurprising. The rookie first-round pick will focus on getting fully healthy for the regular season.
Baker is expected to miss multiple weeks due to a knee sprain, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Baker suffered a worrisome injury Sunday and received an MRI on his knee. The 2019 first-round pick was feared to have possibly suffered an ACL injury, so the diagnosis of a knee sprain is positive news. The Giants are likely to take a cautious approach to the rookie cornerback's recovery.
Baker suffered a knee injury during individual drills and was unable to suit up for Sunday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Per Salomone, Baker is expected to get an MRI on his knee, suggesting there's some concern with the injury. The Giants spent the 30th-overall pick on the Georgia product, so expect the team to be extremely cautious with him. With Baker out, it opens the door for Antonio Hamilton and Corey Ballentine to see an increase in reps.
The Giants selected Baker in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 30th overall.
Baker was a clear priority for the Giants, who traded back into the first round to nab the former Georgia Bulldog when he was still available at pick No. 30. Though he doesn't have the classic speed that most teams covet in a boundary corner (4.52 40-yard dash), Baker plays with tremendous technique, instinct and physicality. He had seven interceptions during his collegiate career, and as a senior he took home the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's top defensive back. Baker has a strong chance to start opposite Janoris Jenkins in New York's secondary.
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