Report: Chiefs to sign CB Baker to practice squad
The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly plan to sign former New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker to their practice squad.
NFL Network broke the news Tuesday night, one day after Florida prosecutors dropped robbery charges against the 2019 first-round draft pick.
Baker, 23, started 15 of his 16 games as a rookie last season with New York, tallying 61 tackles, two tackles for loss and eight passes defensed.
The Giants cut him in September following his offseason arrest for allegedly participating in an armed robbery at a house party in Miramar, Fla.
On Monday, an attorney representing three of the four alleged victims in the case was arrested on extortion charges in Broward County, Fla. Investigators say William Dean wanted Baker to pay his clients $266,000 each and, in exchange, they would stop cooperating with police or change their initial sworn statements, according to the New York Daily News.
After Dean’s arrest, the Broward State Attorney’s Office told reporters that all charges against Baker were being dropped.
Baker, the 30th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, did not take part in the Giants’ offseason program or attend training camp. He was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list on July 27 and formally charged Aug. 7 with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from the alleged incident on May 13.
The NFL has said Baker could face league discipline pending the results of its investigation.
–Field Level Media