DeAndre Baker, in line for a Super Bowl ring in a few months? It could be happening. The former Giants cornerback will meet Wednesday morning with the Chiefs, a source told The Post, as the
DeAndre Baker, in line for a Super Bowl ring in a few months?
It could be happening.
The former Giants cornerback will meet Wednesday morning with the Chiefs, a source told The Post, as the 23-year-old looks to resurrect his NFL career after clearing his serious legal issues. Kansas City is expected to sign Baker to their practice squad in the next few days unless something unforeseen happens.
Baker was in New Jersey on Tuesday cleaning up his affairs. The Giants released him Sept. 8 and he has been in the Miami area ever since. Baker was awaiting word on what would happen regarding four counts of robbery with a firearm he was charged with, which stemmed from a party in Miramar, Fla., in May.
On Monday, the State Attorney’s Office in Broward County, Fla., dropped all charges against Baker.
Baker has attracted interest from several organizations, but the Chiefs seem the hottest team on his trail. Kansas City, which won the Super Bowl after the 2019 season, is gearing up for another Super Bowl run with the wondrous Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and a defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, who has plenty of contacts with his former employer, the Giants, to learn from afar what he needs to know about the cornerback.
“One thousand percent. I know I can pick up my NFL career from this,’’ Baker told The Post.
The Giants traded up into the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to take Baker with the 30th-overall pick. He did not play well as a rookie, although he did improve late in his first season. The Giants, under new coach Joe Judge, had no interest in bringing Baker back after the charges were dropped.