Former Kentucky defensive back Derrick Baity has earned another shot in the NFL.
Baity, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound cornerback out of Tampa, FL, was signed to the New York Giants practice squad today.
The franchise announced the news this morning.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 20, 2019
After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, Baity originally signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent before being cut on August 31.
In two preseason games with the Texans, Baity racked up nine combined tackles, two pass deflections, and an interception.
Here was his impressive pick against the Detroit Lions:
Nice awareness from CB Derrick Baity for the INT. pic.twitter.com/qawGp1zEMW
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) August 18, 2019
During his time at Kentucky, the talented defensive back never missed a single game in his four-year career, playing in all 51 career games with 41 starts. In that time, Baity totaled 148 tackles, 25 PBUs, 6.0 TFL, six interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two quarterback hurries.
He also helped the Wildcats win 29 games in four years, the second-most of any senior class since freshmen became eligible in 1972. Only the 2009 senior class had more, winning 30 games in their four years at Kentucky.
As a senior, Baity started in 12 of 13 games, totaling 38 tackles and a team-high seven PBUs en route to UK’s first 10-win season in 41 years. He then played in the East-West Shrine Game, totaling four tackles, the fifth-highest on the team.