Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
3 months ago

The Giants have informed Rodgers-Cromatie of his release, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants asked Rodgers-Cromatie to take a pay cut and apparently weren't able to work anything out. Set to celebrate his 32nd birthday in April, the veteran cornerback shouldn't have too much trouble landing a contract from another team, as he's still capable of working outside or in the slot, even if he's not quite the player he once was. DRC's release increases the odds of the Giants re-signing Ross Cockrell, along with hinting at a desire to give 2016 first-round pick Eli Apple another shot. Janoris Jenkins (ankle) is the only safe bet among the team's remaining cornerbacks.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
3 months ago

The Giants are asking Rodgers-Cromartie to take a sizable pay cut for the 2018 season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers-Cromartie is due a $6.48 million base salary for 2018 and is set for a cap hit of $8.5 million. The veteran cornerback was being considered for a move to safety this offseason as well, but it appears his time with the Giants could be nearing an end if the two sides are unable to come to terms on a lesser salary.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
4 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie may not actually be switching from safety to cornerback, Paul Schwartz of The New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it may be under consideration, the Giants reportedly haven't made any final decisions on a position change. Rodgers-Cromartie mostly made news last season for his dispute with former Giants coach Ben McAdoo, notably garnering a team-imposed suspension for one game in October. Despite finishing the year without any interceptions in 15 games, the veteran remains an asset at his natural position of cornerback, capable of playing both outside and in the slot. The Giants may want to see how DRC looks at safety, but that doesn't mean they're ready to commit to a position change before offseason workouts have even begun. There's also some chance the team releases Rodgers-Cromatie, as he'll turn 32 in April and has a $6.48 million base salary for 2018.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
4 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie will move over to safety in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a new coaching staff at the helm comes tweaks and alterations, one of which being Rodgers-Cromartie's position change. As of right now, it looks as if he'll compete for a starting job against Darian Thompson but there's a long way to go before any marginal roster decisions need to be made. The 31-year-old failed to register an interception last season while playing cornerback.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
5 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie notched 48 tackles (31 solo), one-half of a sack and one pass defensed in 15 games during his 2017 campaign.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers-Cromartie, who tied his career high with six interceptions in 2016, failed to record a single pick this season as he experienced a slightly reduced role at cornerback for the Giants. He'll be 32 years old in April, so a position change to free safety could be in store for the veteran in what will be the final season of his contract with New York, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) will be reinstated when the team returns to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants aren't practicing on Tuesday due to taking a pair of days off following their trip out west this weekend, but the cornerback should be on the practice field Wednesday. Expect Rodgers-Cromartie to be a full go as a starter in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie, who was suspended indefinitely earlier in the week and won't play Sunday against the Broncos, is expected to rejoin the Giants in a few days and suit up in their Week 7 matchup versus the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows team-imposed suspensions to last no more than four games, but with Rodgers-Cromartie apparently making quick amends with the Giants coaching staff, it appears his ban may only last one game. The team is expected to speak with Rodgers-Cromartie again Sunday, after which his suspension could be formally lifted. Once he rejoins the Giants, it's expected that Rodgers-Cromartie will be plugged back into the slot cornerback role he had filled prior to being hit with the suspension.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie met with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo at team facilities Thursday, but was informed that he remains under an indefinite suspension, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows team-imposed suspensions to last no more than four games, so technically, Rodgers-Cromartie's ban would have to be lifted prior to the Giants' Nov. 19 game against the Chiefs. Rodgers-Cromartie, who had started four of the Giants' first five games, was told earlier this week that he would be made inactive for Sunday's game in Denver, prompting the veteran to show up at the facility Wednesday morning, only to go missing before practice. The Giants haven't revealed their conditions for Rodgers-Cromartie to be reinstated from the suspension, but he'll lose $410,588 in pay for each game he misses. Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins are in line to serve as the Giants' starting cornerbacks in Week 6 with Rodgers-Cromartie out of the mix.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
8 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie was apparently involved in an argument with head coach Ben McAdoo earlier this week. He left and left the facility Wednesday without an excuse was suspended as a result, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This argument allegedly stemmed from McAdoo's decision to bench Rodgers-Cromartie at the end of a Week 5 matchup with the Chargers. There are clearly locker room issues and stress in the Giants locker room after they sent three wide receivers to injured reserve this week, and this will add to the unrest. McAdoo wouldn't reveal how long this suspension would be for, and it's likely Rodgers-Cromartie and the head coach will have to work things out before he gets back on the field.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB FA
9 months ago

Rodgers-Cromartie recorded a half-sack to go along with three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers-Cromartie recorded the sack along with teammate Jason Pierre-Paul on a 3rd-and-10 late in the third quarter. The veteran cornerback saw the field for 52 snaps (81%) in the contest. He figures to see a similar workload going forward.