New York Giants cut cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Lynette Rowe
March 12, 2018

Before releasing him, the Giants had asked Rodgers-Cromartie to take a pay cut, but he declined.

As Schefter notes, the move will save the Giants $6.5 million.

The New York Giants have released cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the team announced Sunday.

Mike Garafolo reported that the sides are "far apart" on an agreement, which could lead to the release of the 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie in a cost-savings move.

Rodgers-Cromartie appeared in 61 games with 44 starts over four seasons after signing with the Giants as a free agent in 2014.

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Janoris Jenkins remains the only proven cornerback on the Giants, with troubled Eli Apple still on the roster and potentially slated to replace Rodgers-Cromartie in the lineup. He'll compete with starter Darian Thompson.

Rodgers-Cromartie and the team failed to rework his contract, which called for him to make $6.5 million in salary and a cap hit of $8.5 million.

The recent cuts by the Giants could be due to the acquisition of linebacker Alec Ogletree this week.

The Giants have released Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie. He followed up with six interceptions in 2016 and earned second-team All-Pro honours.

Rodgers-Cromartie is a 10-year veteran whose spent time with the Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos and Giants.

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