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Giants set to release Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas one month after his hit-and-run arrest

With training camp set to open on Tuesday, the New York Giants are planning to cut placekicker Aldrick Rosas just over a month after his hit-and-run arrest in California.  

A team source told the Daily Mail that Rosas has yet to be cut, but the various reports of the looming decision are accurate.  NFL Network was first to report that the 2018 Pro Bowl selection would be released.

Rosas was arrested in mid-June after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Chico, California. He was charged with three misdemeanors. 

The police report said Rosas was believed to have been traveling around 100mph when his black Chevrolet SUV failed to stop at a red light and collided with a pick-up truck. Rosas left the scene on foot but was later picked up by police and charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.

The Orland, California native appeared to have blood on his hands, legs, and feet following the crash, according to police. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor. 

As one of the NFL’s best young kickers, Rosas had signed a $3.2 million tender offer for the 2020 season.

Undrafted out of Southern Oregon in 2016, Rosas was on the Tennessee Titans practice squad for a year before signing with the Giants in 2017. The following year he made the Pro Bowl after making 32 of 33 field goal attempts, but he struggled last season, hitting 12 of 17 for the season.

The Giants are scheduled to report to training camp Tuesday. The team will undergo testing for COVID-19 and then do conditioning and walk-through workouts. Practice is not planned for at least two weeks. 

It is not clear what the Giants intend to do with cornerback DeAndre Baker, the third of their three first-round picks in 2019. He was arrested in May on armed robbery charges involving the alleged theft of more than $12,000 in cash and several luxury watches at a card party. He pleaded innocent.

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