August 08, 2020
On Friday, there was bad news for a pair of players on the Washington Football Team and the New York Giants. One has already been released, and the other is likely to follow.
We have released RB Derrius Guice pic.twitter.com/L3mOP8GCIX— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 7, 2020
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In May, Baker turned himself in to police in Miramar, Florida, after an arrest warrant was issued for him for eight felonies, stemming from an incident that occurred in which Baker was accused of committing armed robbery with a firearm, as well as aggravated assault with a firearm. He had not yet been charged.
On Friday, charges finally came for four counts of robbery with a firearm, but not for aggravated assault. If convicted, Baker faces a mandatory sentence of 10 years -- and up to life -- in prison.
Baker was the third of three Giants first round picks in 2019. The Giants traded fourth- and fifth-round picks to move up from pick No. 37 to pick No. 30 to select him. As a rookie, Baker played in all 16 games, starting 15, and he struggled, to say the least. According to pro-football-reference, opposing quarterbacks had a 116.2 quarterback rating when they targeted Baker, completing 54 of 88 pass attempts (61.4%) for 850 yards (9.7 YPA) and 6 TDs.
Still, the Giants needed Baker to pan out, and it's probably only a matter of when (not if) they release him.
The Giants also lost third-year cornerback Sam Beal, who opted out of the 2020 season. They are left at corner with 2020 free agent acquisition James Bradberry, 2019 sixth-round pick Corey Ballantine, slot corner Grant Haley, 2020 fourth-round pick Darnay Holmes, and 2020 seventh-round pick Chris Williamson, among some other undrafted guys.