The DeAndre Baker era for the New York Giants secondary might just be over. There were high expectations for the first round draft pick coming out of college, especially after the Giants traded up for him, but this current legal case will almost certainly see Baker’s exit from the franchise.
That’s because there’s been a delay in the proceedings and it won’t be resolved until at least January. Probably, things will get dragged out even longer than that. And the Giants, having brought in Logan Ryan and Isaac Yiadom as alternatives, don’t have time to sit around and wait.
Report claims Giants are moving on from Baker
It’s not just random speculation saying the Giants will move on from DeAndre Baker.
Once the media learns that a team is planning on cutting a player, it’s oftentimes true that the player’s days with the team are numbered. And Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that the Giants are finally going to pull the plug and release Baker.
The Giants will try to recoup some of Baker’s guaranteed salary and bonus money on a four-year, $10.5 million contract after he is released because of personal conduct clauses, but that is a complicated process, league sources say.
Getting into a legal case centered around armed robbery is certainly the kind of personal conduct the Giants would like their players to avoid. However, that’s exactly what happened to Baker. Also, with at least two new replacements at the position, there’s no need for the Giants to wait for Baker to sort things out.
At this pint, it looks for sure based on the team’s moves that his time with the Giants is over. The only question is whether or not the Giants get their money back as they close the disappointing chapter of DeAndre Baker’s career that was spent with the team.