The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve officially waived former first-round CB DeAndre Baker.
Indications have been that Baker was going to be cut by the Giants, despite the fact that he’s on the commissioner’s exempt list.
Last week, Giants GM Dave Gettleman told reporters that they were “still in conversations” about whether to retain Baker until the legal process has played out regarding the four counts of armed robbery he’s facing from his arrest back in May.
New York could attempt to recoup some of Baker’s guaranteed salary and bonus money from his rookie contract after he is released because of personal conduct clauses.
If convicted, Baker would be looking at a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison.
The NFL is investigating the incident and could announce discipline for Baker and Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar, who is not facing charges for his role in the incident.
Baker, 22, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2019. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $10,525,716 contract that included a $5,675,064 signing bonus.
The contract included a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up for the 2023 season.
In 2019, Baker appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and recorded 61 tackles, no interceptions and eight passes defended.