East Rutherford, N.J. --Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, who appears to have won the starting job opposite of Janoris Jenkins, was not at practice Sunday after feeling something in his knee during the team's warm-ups prior to today's practice.
Head coach Pat Shurmur said that Baker, the 30th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, will undergo an MRI on his knee. Corey Ballentine, who had a strong showing Thursday night in the win over the Jets, took Baker's place with the first-team defense.
This developing news about Baker isn't good for a Giants defense that's already thin at cornerback. Grant Haley (shoulder) and Sam Beal (groin) have been sidelined by their respective injuries. Both didn't play in last week's preseason opener against the Jets.
Haley, though, is making progress. He's been able to practice, but has worn the yellow pinny, which means no contact. But it's unclear when he will be cleared for full contact.
In other injury news, tackle George Asafo-Adjei (concussion), linebacker Alec Ogletree (calf), Beal (groin), running back Jon Hilliman (concussion) and tackle Brian Mihalik (burner) didn't practice Sunday. Haley (shoulder) and receiver Sterling Shepard (thumb) were limited.