Giants waive DeAndre Baker

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Word on Monday was that the Giants would wash their hands of cornerback Deandre Baker at some point this week.

The wait for that to happen was a brief one. The Giants announced that Baker has been placed on waivers on Tuesday morning.

Baker was charged with four counts of armed robbery this summer and is currently on the Commissioner Exempt list, so it is unlikely that anyone will be claiming Baker off of waivers. His salary for this season was guaranteed, although the Giants could move to void that as a result of his arrest.

The Giants traded second-, fourth- and fifth-round picks to move back into the 2019 first round in order to select Baker last season. He didn’t play all that well as a rookie and Tuesday’s move means there won’t be a chance for the Giants to get anything more from him in the future.

25 responses to “Giants waive DeAndre Baker

  1. Why you don’t trade up for guys with personal issues. It’s one thing to take them if/when they slip. It’s another to trade multiple picks to get them

  2. pfu215 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 10:45 am
    Why you don’t trade up for guys with personal issues. It’s one thing to take them if/when they slip. It’s another to trade multiple picks to get them
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    They must have loved this kid’s tape. There was no consensus top CB in the 2019 draft, and several were grouped in that “late round 1 to mid round 2 value” category. As it turns out, Baker was the only CB to be taken in the first round – only because the Giants traded up – and a whopping seven CBs were drafted in the second round. The Giants could have simply taken their pick of several CBs that fell to them, but they felt the need to give up a 4th and 5th to get Baker. Its always easy to analyze with the benefit of hindsight, but character issues aside, this one didn’t make sense to begin with.

  3. The one thing I’ve learned is that as soon as its annnounced a team is thinking of waiving a player, he has ZERO trade value and a trade NEVER HAPPENS. Its the kiss of death.

  4. It’s so weird to watch people that essentially have a winning lottery ticket to the financial part of life take a match to it.

    He’s not the first, won’t be the last.

  5. An all time distastrous move. Toss picks and then whiff.

    Hubris from a franchise that comes off sanctomonious while running the league out of NY.

  6. So in the video Florio says he doesn’t think the owners should voice their opinions they should just shut-up and back the players whatever they choose to do, well Mike no one has more on the line than the owners, this is virtually a make it or go broke year for the NFL and it’s teams and these owners should have never let it go this far, they should have shut this BS down from the jump. A simple statement like ” you can protest on your own time but they’ll be no protesting at work, no one else is allowed to so neither can you”. The NFL is setting itself up to lose billions of dollars and you seem to be OK with that, well that fine because “WE THE FANS” won’t have protesting mixed with our sports and if they protest we leave and take our money with us so go ahead and protest away just realize when the money dries up where and why it left!

    And you thought it’d just be a few fans leaving but you’re finally starting to see it’s going to be tens of millions of fans!

    BTW how’s that “BLANK CHECK” thing working out?

  7. Steve Cunningham says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm
    So in the video Florio says he doesn’t think the owners should voice their opinions they should just shut-up and back the players whatever they choose to do, well Mike no one has more on the line than the owners, this is virtually a make it or go broke year for the NFL and it’s teams and these owners should have never let it go this far, they should have shut this BS down from the jump. A simple statement like ” you can protest on your own time but they’ll be no protesting at work, no one else is allowed to so neither can you”. The NFL is setting itself up to lose billions of dollars and you seem to be OK with that, well that fine because “WE THE FANS” won’t have protesting mixed with our sports and if they protest we leave and take our money with us so go ahead and protest away just realize when the money dries up where and why it left!

    And you thought it’d just be a few fans leaving but you’re finally starting to see it’s going to be tens of millions of fans!

    BTW how’s that “BLANK CHECK” thing working out?
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    NFL money comes from TV…fans won’t even be in the stands to spend money…and Comcast (NBC), Disney (ABC & ESPN), CBS and AT&T (DirecTV) are contractually obligated to pay the NFL for years to come. So, feel free to as outraged as you want when the players use their platform to peacefully protest social injustice.

  8. I always wonder what guys like this say to their friends and family. He should have been set for life and ended up getting busted for armed robbery? It must be fascinating to hear him try and rationalize and deflect blame.

  9. Steve Cunningham says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    And you thought it’d just be a few fans leaving but you’re finally starting to see it’s going to be tens of millions of fans!

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    Actually, it’d be great if the “fans” you’re describing would leave. The average IQ of the NFL fan population would automatically jump by a solid 30 or more points.

  10. Why you don’t trade up for guys with personal issues. It’s one thing to take them if/when they slip. It’s another to trade multiple picks to get them.

    In Baker’s defense, the only bad thing I heard about him pre-draft (and I googled it yesterday) was that he didn’t interview well and the UGa coaches didn’t have much to say about him (apparently because he had a terrible work ethic). It’s not like he was arrested for a felony.

    However, it didn’t take long for people to grow tired of him. It’s likely he could have been cut anyway. Lucky for the Giants he got himself arrested so it gave them the opportunity to cut him loose and void his guarantees.

    Like another poster said, this guy signed a contract for over $10M. Why in the world would he need to rob somebody because he was mad he lost at poker? Puzzling.

  11. steve11blog says:
    September 8, 2020 at 11:50 am
    dolphins

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    The rest of the league is already envious of the Dolphins CBs, why would we need him?

  12. In a family business, the kids generally screw it up. Mara is proof of this. His father wasn’t much better until the NFL stepped in and picked George Young to be the GM. Gettleman should be fired, unfortunately Mara cannot be fired. The Giants will be bad for years.

  13. Steve Cunningham says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm
    So in the video Florio says he doesn’t think the owners should voice their opinions they should just shut-up and back the players whatever they choose to do, well Mike no one has more on the line than the owners, this is virtually a make it or go broke year for the NFL and it’s teams and these owners should have never let it go this far, they should have shut this BS down from the jump. A simple statement like ” you can protest on your own time but they’ll be no protesting at work, no one else is allowed to so neither can you”. The NFL is setting itself up to lose billions of dollars and you seem to be OK with that, well that fine because “WE THE FANS” won’t have protesting mixed with our sports and if they protest we leave and take our money with us so go ahead and protest away just realize when the money dries up where and why it left!

    And you thought it’d just be a few fans leaving but you’re finally starting to see it’s going to be tens of millions of fans!

    BTW how’s that “BLANK CHECK” thing working out?

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    If you are so outraged, I would suggest you just go away then and stop threatening to do so. The NFL will go on with or without you. The ratings will be higher this years than any other, regardless of the protesting. I will also bet that you will still be watching and still posting here.

  14. You guys don’t be to hard on him. His lawyer said he is innocent and in this league he has 49 more chances.

  15. Guy bought his mom a 200k Bentley right after he signed his rookie contract. Hope he put the rest away because he might never play again.

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