The Kansas City Chiefs released a former first-round draft pick on Sunday morning.

According to multiple reports, the Chiefs are moving from cornerback Deandre Baker.

Baker was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft (No. 30 overall). He was released by the Giants after being arrested for multiple felonies, including armed robbery and aggravated assault (those charges were later dropped).

Kansas City signed Baker to their practice squad in late 2020. The former Georgia Bulldogs standout played in just 10 games over the last two years for the Chiefs. Baker totaled 21 tackles, one sack, and no interceptions during his time in Kansas City.

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Dec 5, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Deandre Baker (30) celebrates after a play against the Denver Broncos during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This move doesn’t come as a complete surprise. The Chiefs drafted Trent McDuffie out of Washington in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft (No. 21 overall), which is one of the main reasons why Kansas City feels good about their cornerback depth.

Taking a chance on Baker in 2020 was a wise move. Holding on to him was also a wise move. Baker clearly has talent and the Chiefs could’ve got a massive steal by signing the former first-round draft pick. But unfortunately for both parties, it just didn’t work out.

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