Andy Reid on DeAndre Baker: He’ll be asked to work hard and keep his nose clean

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Cornerback DeAndre Baker is joining the Chiefs practice squad after the armed robbery charges that led to his release from the Giants were dropped earlier this week.

Baker made 15 starts for the Giants as a rookie, but Chiefs head coach Andy Reid referenced his play at Georgia when discussing why the team had interest in his services. Baker was a first-round pick after wrapping up his time at the SEC school and Reid said he doesn’t “know much about him other than he was a good player in college.”

Reid also said he trusts General Manager Brett Veach’s eye for talent and ability to make it clear what the base expectations will be in Kansas City.

“I know when he gets here, he’ll see the environment that we have and he’s going to be asked to work hard and keep his nose clean,” Reid said, via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. “That’s what you do and we’re very honest with that and open. So, when Brett deals with that, he keeps that real with these guys whoever we’re bringing in, but anything else isn’t acceptable. That’s how we go.”

Baker has to go through COVID-19 testing protocols before he can officially be signed to the practice squad. Once he is, he’ll try to show the Chiefs that he can help them on the field this season.

20 responses to “Andy Reid on DeAndre Baker: He’ll be asked to work hard and keep his nose clean

  1. Bret Veatch has to be the best GM in the NFL. What I’d like to know is how he cleared waivers and no other team claimed him, because the Chiefs are last in line for waived players.

  2. This team has a way of signing all kinds of players with a history of behavioral problems – Tyreek Hill, Frank Clark, Willie Gay, now DeAndre Baker. It seems like a tinderbox just waiting for the right match.

  3. As a Giants fan I’m glad he’s not coming back. Poor attitude and mediocre ability at the pro level, not to mention what must be an extreme lack of common sense to get himself mixed up in that situation. I don’t think he would fit in on Joe Judge’s Giants.

    Just a terrible pick by Gettleman

  4. darthhelmut says:
    November 19, 2020 at 10:14 am
    Bret Veatch has to be the best GM in the NFL. What I’d like to know is how he cleared waivers and no other team claimed him, because the Chiefs are last in line for waived players.

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    Umm, did you just ask why a guy who was tied to an armed robbery wasn’t picked up and praise your dumb gm at the same time? I think ya did.

    We’ll see how much you like Dorsey, err, I mean Brett Veach in 2021 when the cap drops.

    Your one year dynasty will be long, long gone.

  5. Andy Reed has a history of trying to help players all the way back to a Michael Vick. It’s easy to talk trash about people when the do wrong but I think AR should be commended for trying to help keep these players from throwing their lives away.

  6. Mainly Chiefs fans here applauding the move, but in reality it’s just another controversial player they’ll ignore and defend b/c they’re winning and that’s all they care about.

  7. jacktatumroamingthemiddle says:
    This team has a way of signing all kinds of players with a history of behavioral problems
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    I don’t know which team you root for, but with that screen name I can make an educated guess.
    If you are indeed a Raiders fan then your comment is the classic example of the pot calling the kettle black. Historically, no franchise has signed more problem players — or worn it as a badge of honor — than the Oakland-Los Angeles-Oakland-Las Vegas football team.

  8. Andy Reed has a history of trying to help players all the way back to a Michael Vick. It’s easy to talk trash about people when the do wrong but I think AR should be commended for trying to help keep these players from throwing their lives away.

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    I am not so sure about this, I think Andy Reid is trying to help himself, not others. He doesn’t seem to have much of a moral compass

  9. Love all the morality and ethics talk here. What a joke. The court case against him was dropped. Yet some of you don’t think Baker deserves another shot? Gimme a break.

    The Giants were fools to cut bait on Baker so quickly. NYG front office thinks it was some big ethical statement – wrong: it was just stupid. Like every other move the Giants make these days.

    I hope Baker wins a Super Bowl ring with KC this year, and then tells Gettleman and Mara where to stick it.

  10. The Giants were fools to cut bait on Baker so quickly. NYG front office thinks it was some big ethical statement – wrong: it was just stupid. Like every other move the Giants make these days.
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    Baker would have counted against the 53 man roster. The Giants had to make cuts and at the time, his case didn’t look very good. He is still on the commissioner’s exempt list and can’t play for any team until he is removed. The NFL can take as long as they want and could still suspend him.

    Hindsight is 20/20 but even still, he didn’t have a promising rookie season and might not have been a good fit with the culture Joe Judge has installed.

  11. DeAndre Baker Should never play another down or sign with any teams… made an arm robbery with gun and threaten to shoot the people.. that is insane and I don’t want insane teammates… lifetime ban on Baker should grab attention to all youngsters…

  12. kev359 says:
    November 19, 2020 at 11:23 am
    Andy Reed has a history of trying to help players all the way back to a Michael Vick. It’s easy to talk trash about people when the do wrong but I think AR should be commended for trying to help keep these players from throwing their lives away.

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    I am not so sure about this, I think Andy Reid is trying to help himself, not others. He doesn’t seem to have much of a moral compass
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    A sports radio talking head in KC lost his job over a ridiculous statement similar to this about Andy Reid. Your name isn’t Keitzman, is it?

  13. TheCommish says:
    November 19, 2020 at 11:53 am You talked like his arrest was nothing big deal… I would like you say that after you hangout with him in front of your family… then you be singing a different tunes… jerk.

  14. Andy Reed has a history of trying to help players all the way back to a Michael Vick. It’s easy to talk trash about people when the do wrong but I think AR should be commended for trying to help keep these players from throwing their lives away.

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    I am not so sure about this, I think Andy Reid is trying to help himself, not others. He doesn’t seem to have much of a moral compass
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    A sports radio talking head in KC lost his job over a ridiculous statement similar to this about Andy Reid. Your name isn’t Keitzman, is it?
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    Keitzman made a comment about Andy Reid not disciplining his players and alluded to this lack of discipline which led to his son’s death which was an insensitive thing to say on the radio.

    That being said, it is a fact that Reid did spend more time coaching a football team then helping his son. Hence my moral compass comment. I doubt many people on here would put a football team ahead of their child.

  15. Andy Reed has a history of trying to help players all the way back to a Michael Vick. It’s easy to talk trash about people when the do wrong but I think AR should be commended for trying to help keep these players from throwing their lives away.
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    He has a history of trying to help players who can help him.

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