The New York Giants may have moved on from DeAndre Baker earlier in this season, but the cornerback has already found a home on a better roster. And after spending time on the practice squad, the player is set to be on the active roster when the Chiefs take on the New Orleans Saints.
The Chiefs have activated former Giants CB DeAndre Baker from their practice squad for tomorrow's game against the Saints.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 19, 2020
This comes after the Giants moved on from Baker following only a single season with him on the team. His play on the field was lacking after the Giants traded up to take him in the first round, but the main reason for this is off the field. Baker was involved in a legal case centering around an armed robbery accusation this offseason, but was cleared of all charges. However, the case dragged into the start of the season and the Giants cut the player to avoid spending a roster spot on a player unable to take to the field.
The Kansas City Chiefs, a much better team, quickly moved to pick up Baker after the Giants cut him. With Baker now activated from the practice squad, this game with the Chiefs might be of some interest to Giants fans. After all, the Giants coaching staff wasn’t able to get as much as expected out of Baker during his rookie season. How good or bad the Giants are at evaluating talent is a debated subject, but if Baker has improved performances with the Chiefs, it will definitely raise eyebrows about cutting him.
After all, the Giants did spend a first round pick to get the cornerback after trading up. While it’s true that his legal situation this offseason put the team in a tough situation, it won’t look great for the management if another team reaps the benefits of that pick for free.