EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants had one last piece of personnel business to execute after a busy weekend of player arrivals and departures. They took care of that today when they waived cornerback DeAndre Baker.
Baker, 22, has been on the Commissioner's Exempt List since July 27. Two weeks later, he was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from an alleged May 13 incident at a house party in Miramar, Fla.
Baker has not participated in any Giants activities since the alleged incident. Asked about Baker's status on a Zoom call with reporters last Thursday, Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said, "a decision will be made sooner rather than later on that."
Baker was the 30th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games with starts in each of the final 15 contests. Baker finished with 61 tackles (48 solo) and eight passes defensed.
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