As the date for NY Giants players to report to training camp closes in, there’s still no word on if kicker Aldrick Rosas will be welcome.
The NY Giants have been slow to make any permanent decisions on their multiple players dealing with arrest issues that offseason and that includes kicker Aldrick Rosas.
Charged with three crimes related to reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the offseason, Rosas got a huge break this week when his official charges didn’t include a DUI or a felony of any kind.
Considering he was driving at 100 MPH at 8 AM in the morning, ran a red light and T-Boned a pickup truck, he should consider himself blessed for the rest of his life that he didn’t injure or kill anyone, let alone that he might actually be able to continue his career with the NY Giants.
Clearly, even if it wasn’t listed in his official charges due to how the whole thing went down (Rosas left the scene and wasn’t found for three and a half hours, barefoot walking down the street), most reasonable people should agree alcohol was likely a factor here.
Being the fact that this is Rosas’ second time in his life he’s dealt with a criminal driving case – the first one was a straight-up DUI – he’s surely on thin ice with the NY Giants.
I’m guessing the team is just waiting right up until the last minute to make as informed a decision as they can possibly make, but we are inching closer to that minute.
Players are due to report to New Jersey for COVID testing Sunday only to being taking the fields after being confined negative of the virus, so we should expect an announcement sometime today.
Since the offseason roster limit was recently reduced from 90 to 80 at the last minute, the NY Giants brass – Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge – are likely scrambling to put together their proper 80, which has likely contributed to the holdup on an official announcement on Rosas.
How does this relate to DeAndre Baker?
Earlier this morning (info courtesy of the NY Post), we discussed the ridiculous fact that DeAndre Baker has still not been told he isn’t welcome at training camp and that he even went so far as to buy a plane ticket to New Jersey for Sunday and alert Florida authorities he was leaving the state for work purposes.
Smart money is on the team making a joint announcement on the two sometime Saturday night, as even though Baker’s alleged crimes are awful if true and put an ugly stain on the NY Giants organization, he deserves at least a night’s notice to know if he’ll be officially allowed at camp (he won’t be).
Since Rosas’ charges are considered much less serious in the public eye, even though the consequences could have been just as dire, he’s got a much better shot of being allowed at training camp and ultimately playing for Big Blue in 2020 in general.
His charges don’t appear serious enough for him to land on the commissioner’s exempt list should the NY Giants allow him at camp, although you never know with Roger Goodell as putting someone on the list doesn’t require any conviction and is totally up to his discretion.
At this moment, I’d say its 50/50 that Aldrick Rosas will be allowed at training camp and as close to a 0% chance as possible that DeAndre Baker will be.
We’ll keep you posted on any new updates throughout the day.