Reports: Chiefs release former NFL first-round pick DeAndre Baker

The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback DeAndre Baker, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

Baker was a first-round pick of the New York Giants in 2019 but was released before the 2020 season as he faced criminal charges relating to an alleged armed robbery in Florida. The charges later were dropped.

The Chiefs signed Baker to the practice squad in 2020 and he saw limited game action before breaking his leg in the final game of the regular season.

Baker, who turns 25 next month, played in eight games (one start) in 2021, making 16 tackles and defending one pass.

In the offseason, Baker signed an exclusive rights free agent deal with the Chiefs.

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