Armed robbery charges have officially been dropped against former New York Giants Cornerback DeAndre Baker according to reports.
And now all charges against former Giants CB DeAndre Baker have been DROPPED, according to the Florida State Attorney. https://t.co/OlxZcRwwNz
DeAndre Baker’s, the New York Giants first-round draft pick in 2019 (30th overall), NFL career was all but over due to the armed robbery charges and to make matters even worse he was facing potential life in prison. In a wild turn of events though that seems to be all behind him now.
Now that all charges have been dropped against him DeAndre is now free to pursue a professional career in the NFL once again. He’s currently a free agent after being waived by the Giants back in September and as such is free to sign with any team of his choosing. With the legalities behind him that could be sooner rather than later.
There will likely be no shortage of suitors interested in adding DeAndre Baker to their roster. It’s not often a 23-year-old former first-round draft pick becomes available, especially not one as talented as the former Georgia Bulldog. The only question is, where will he choose to try to resurrect his NFL career?
The Dallas Cowboys could be a logical destination and one of the interested parties in adding DeAndre Baker. With Trevon Diggs out 4 to 6 weeks and possibly the rest of the year with a broken foot the Cowboys could use more CB depth this season. But, Baker could possibly be part of their future as well.
This would be one of those risk/reward type of situations the Dallas Cowboys have had no problem justifying in the past. It worked out with Aldon Smith this season and could possibly work again with DeAndre Baker. I don’t know about you, but it sounds like a win-win to me.
Of course, like everything it’s going to come down to money. Another team could be willing to offer Baker more than what the Cowboys could, but that shouldn’t stop them from at least trying. We all know they need more CB help beyond the 2020 season and DeAndre could potentially scratch that “need” off the list.