Former NY Giants CB DeAndre Baker is free to sign with any NFL team, after all charges were dropped against him Monday
DeAndre Baker had all charges dropped against him Monday, clearing the path for the former NY Giants first-round pick to return to football once the NFL concludes its investigation into the armed robbery allegations that led to him being charged in the first place.
Reports surfaced Monday, that several NFL teams are already asking around about Baker, including surveying the cornerback’s college coach, Georgia’s Kirby Smart.
Baker is eligible to sign with any team at any time, while the league wraps up its investigation into whether he violated the personal conduct policy. If he’s cleared to play at that time, there’s nothings standing between him and getting on the field.
"“We have been monitoring all developments in the matter which remains under review of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy,” the league tells NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Baker remains subject to discipline based on results of that investigation.”"
The Giants, who released Baker prior to the season when he was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List by Roger Goodell, have no interest in re-signing Baker, a league source tells GMenHQ.
Whichever team signs Baker will be getting a project, but a former top prospect they hope they are able to help reach his potential. Though, Baker didn’t show much of that potential as a rookie, when he allowed 49 receptions in 79 targets, allowed multiple touchdowns, and opposing quarterbacks posted a 130.1 passer rating when targeting him.
In light of Monday’s developments, scroll through for a look at three teams that would be ideal fits for Baker once he’s cleared to play.