Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

The Giants plan to have new CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie shadow No. 1 receivers.

DRC won't be playing "sides" in the Big Apple. "Are you the best receiver (on your) team?," coach Tom Coughlin asked rhetorically. "(DRC's) following you then. ... He's physical enough. When you watch him closely, he doesn't shy away." The G-Men paid DRC No. 1 cornerback money, and plan to utilize him like they one. They just have to hope the DRC of 2013, and not 2011-12, shows up this season.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

The New York Daily News reports coach Rex Ryan is "pissed" the Jets couldn't land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or another top cornerback in free agency after releasing Antonio Cromartie.

Ryan probably wasn't on board with releasing Cromartie in the first place. GM John Idzik may have to try and lure the 30-year-old back to New York after striking out on DRC, Walter Thurmond III, Vontae Davis, and Alterraun Verner. There aren't any desirable starting corners left in free agency that fit Ryan's press-man scheme. Idzik may look to the trade market. Two names that could potentially be available are Morris Claiborne and Johnathan Joseph.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

Giants agreed to terms with CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a five-year, $35 million contract.

We suspect the G-Men built protective language into the deal after DRC openly contemplated retirement during Super Bowl week. Giants GM Jerry Reese made his secondary a huge free-agency priority, re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown, while adding Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III, and Quintin Demps. Still only 28 (in April), Rodgers-Cromartie was a borderline shutdown corner in Denver last season, intercepting three passes and allowing just one touchdown over the Broncos' final 14 games. He'll bookend Prince Amukamara as the Giants' starting corners. Expect Thurmond to cover the slot on passing downs. These are major upgrades to the back end of Big Blue's defense.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

The Giants will give free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie a physical on Monday.

Physicals are generally routine on free agent visits, but it sounds like this one could be the precursor to a signing. The Giants have aggressively revamped their secondary, landing Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps while re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown. DRC would be an impact cherry on top.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

The NY Daily News' Manish Mehta reports Jets coach Rex Ryan wants to sign free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie "badly."

As Mehta notes, DRC is an "ideal fit" in Ryan's scheme as a press-man cover corner who can chase opposing top receivers. Rodgers-Cromartie's passion for football has long been questioned, but Rex has a knack for getting the most out of his players. DRC would be a huge upgrade on Antonio Cromartie in New York.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "lurking" in the bidding for free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

In Cleveland, DRC could team with Joe Haden to give new coach Mike Pettine one of the league's most talented cornerback tandems. Rodgers-Cromartie will be in New York until Monday, where he's been meeting with the Jets and Giants. Rapoport suggested on Twitter Sunday that the holdup in talks with the Jets is whether owner Woody Johnson will be willing to pony up enough money.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

NJ.com reports free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will meet with the Giants the day after meeting with the Jets.

If his intention is to goad the Jets into overpaying, visiting the cross-town rival Giants the very next day is a solid ploy. DRC is the best-remaining corner on the market by some distance and should find no trouble getting paid. He turns 28 next month and is coming off a top-five level season.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will meet with the Jets.

It will be DRC's first-known visit of free agency. The best-remaining corner on the market by a long shot, DRC provides the kind of press coverage Jets coach Rex Ryan is looking for. DRC was Pro Football Focus' No. 5 corner in 2013. He turns 28 next month.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

A source tells ProFootballTalk that free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie turned down a six-year, $54 million offer from the Broncos.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DB NYG 6 Months

The Jets have had "general conversations" with free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

The Jets whiffed on Alterraun Verner and Vontae Davis in free agency, and GM John Idzik reportedly wanted no part of Darrelle Revis. If motivated, DRC is one of the game's top cover corners, though his market has been nonexistent since contemplating retirement during Super Bowl week. He turns 28 in April.