DeAndre Baker Says He Would Love To Go Back To The Giants

By Ari Meirov

The wild case surrounding former Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker took a wild turn on Monday morning.

The attorney for Baker’s accusers were arrested after allegedly making an attempt to extort Baker. All charges against Baker were dropped and his name is clear from any wrongdoing. 

Baker was facing four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from an incident in Florida in May. He faced a minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted.

It’s possible he’ll still face discipline from the league, but without criminal charges, he’ll eventually be able to play again in the NFL.

Baker spoke to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post about the news and if he’d be interested in returning to the Giants:

“I would have no problem going back there,” Baker said. “Yeah, I’d love to go back to the Giants.

“If I had something to say to the Giants, I would say I apologize for the situation and the bad light I brought on the program, even though I was innocent, I give my apology. I think they should give me another chance because my last few games with the Giants, I went out and I did pretty well and now I’m bigger, faster, stronger after working out and I’m ready to prove myself again. That’s why they should give me a chance. I watch their games every week. I think they got a shot at going to the playoffs this year. The defense is doing pretty good.”

The Giants traded back into the first-round in 2019 to select Baker, but he was cut prior to the season after all the off-field allegations started to mount. 

According to the Schwartz, the Giants are not interested in a reunion.

New head coach Joe Judge arrived this year and is trying to establish a culture, Schwartz wrote. This incident, even though the charges against Baker were dismissed, does not sit well with the new regime. Also, Baker played poorly and at times displayed attitude issues as a rookie, although his performance improved late in the 2019 season.

Schwartz lists the Chiefs, Texans, Dolphins and Bengals as teams that have made inquiries. 

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