Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 4 weeks ago

Rodgers-Cromartie, who played at around 190 pounds last season, bulked up to 208 pounds during the offseason, NJ.com reports.

Anticipating that he'll be asked to play more press coverage and contribute more to stopping the run, Rodgers-Cromartie swapped out his daily McDonalds for a healthier diet that includes more calories. He has a reputation as a cover man who can't really tackle, but he's hoping to change that perception in 2015 while playing under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. IDP owners would still be wise to look elsewhere, as DRC recorded just 38 tackles (36 solo) in 16 games last season. He's never topped 51 tackles in a season, but he does have 21 interceptions through his first seven years.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 7 months ago

After struggling to stay healthy for most of the year, Rodgers-Cromartie played all the Giants defensive snaps Sunday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

He got a high grade (+2.8) from Pro Football Focus for his work and would have had a pick-six were it not for a penalty from Damontre Moore.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 7 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Rodgers-Cromartie matched his season-best total of five solo tackles last week against the Cowboys, but has seen his snap count reduced over the past two contests, playing 41 and 40 defensive snaps in Week 11 and 12, respectively. The 28-year-old defensive back has also collected just once interception so far in 2014, so there's likely a few higher-percentage IDP options out there.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Colts, the Giants' official site reports.

Rodgers-Cromartie will give it a go Monday, but he hasn't played a full game since Week 3 against the Texans, and it's possible that he could see limited snaps this week, per the Star-Ledger.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie, who has had trouble staying on the field for an entire game with nagging hamstring, back, and leg injuries, again practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

That he practiced Thursday is a good sign as the Giants will need as many snaps as they can out of Rodgers-Cromartie against Andrew Luck and the Colts.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (back) made it through Sunday's game, but he barely showed up on the field, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Zack Bowman saw most of the snaps, so Rodgers-Cromartie didn't make much of an impact.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (right side) is active for Sunday's game against Dallas.

The 24th-ranked Giants pass defense already faces a tough task in trying to slow down the red-hot Cowboys, so having Rodgers-Cromartie available is a significant boost to the unit. He is safe to deploy Sunday if you need him for IDP purposes.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (right side) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas, the Giants' official site reports

After sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, his return to practice Friday introduces a sense of optimism about his status for Sunday's crucial divisional matchup, but he is still not out of the woods yet. If he is unable to play, Zach Bowman would likely get the start.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (right side) hopes to get back on the practice field Friday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

He declared himself 60 percent recovered but wasn't able to practice Thursday. If Rodgers-Cromartie can't go, Zach Bowman would likely start in his place.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 9 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie left Sunday's loss to the Eagles with back spasms, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. He has been struggling with an IT band injury that is believed to be the root of the problem.

There's a good chance he's held out against Dallas this week, leaving the Giants very thin at cornerback with Walter Thurmond out of the year and Trumaine McBride having surgery on his thumb.