The Chiefs have re-signed Deandre Baker for the 2021 season, per a club announcement. The cornerback joined the Chiefs on a practice squad deal in November, shortly after the Broward County State Attorney’s Office dropped armed robbery charges against him.
Baker struggled as a first-round rookie with the Giants, allowing a 116.2 passer rating. Then, heading into his second year, Baker was arrested on multiple felony charges. Cops alleged that Baker orchestrated a robbery at gunpoint with Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar as his accomplice. Then, after a number of twists and turns — including payoff allegations against one-time Dunbar attorney Michael Grieco — the charges were dropped.
After a month on the taxi squad, Baker got called up to the varsity squad for a couple of games. Now, he’ll work to make the 53-man cut in KC.
In addition to Baker, the Chiefs announced the following futures deals:
- TE Evan Baylis
- LB Omari Cobb
- DE Austin Edwards
- WR Maurice Ffrench
- WR Joe Fortson
- DE Demone Harris
- LB Emmanuel Smith
- C Darryl Williams
- G Bryan Witzmann
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