DeAndre Baker
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New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker got an MRI on his knee after leaving early during Sunday’s practice.

Not good news for the New York Giants as the preseason is now underway.

On Sunday, rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker had to leave practice during warm-up drills. According to head coach Pat Shurmur, the former University of Georgia standout “felt something” in his knee, per Mollie Walker of the New York Post. Baker thus went for an MRI.

As of Monday morning’s practice, Baker was still not participating in drills, per Paul Dottino of WFAN.

Fans will find out soon enough if the MRI comes back clean.

The Giants drafted Baker with the No. 30 overall pick in this year’s draft. He’s slated to start at the cornerback spot opposite of veteran Janoris Jenkins. Now the Giants will have to look to rookie Corey Ballentine to take Baker’s spot in practice with the first team. Corner Sam Beal is still sidelined as of Monday with hamstring issues, per Art Stapleton of northjersey.com

The Giants defeated the New York Jets 31-22 in their first preseason game last Thursday. One of the names that really stood out, despite only playing one series in the first quarter, was rookie quarterback Daniel Jones.

The No. 6 overall pick completed all five of his throws for 67 yards and a touchdown. The score was a toss to veteran receiver Bennie Fowler in the back right corner of the endzone.

Big Blue won’t play their second preseason game until this Friday, Aug. 16, against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium.

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