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Giants cut cornerback facing armed robbery charges in South Florida

In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker poses with his new jersey after the Giants selected him in the first round at the NFL draft.
In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker poses with his new jersey after the Giants selected him in the first round at the NFL draft. (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants have waived cornerback DeAndre Baker with the 22-year-old facing armed robbery charges relating to an incident in South Florida in May.

The Giants announced the move Tuesday, less than a week after co-owner John Mara said the team was close to a decision on Baker’s future with the club.

Baker has been on the commissioner’s exempt list since July 27. Two weeks later, he was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from an incident at a house party in Miramar.

Baker has not participated in any Giants activities since the incident.

He is a Miami native and played at Miami Northwestern High.