Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
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Giants release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Giants release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

NFL Network first reported the Giants' request of a pay cut to keep Rodgers-Cromartie in blue.

DRC signed a five-years, $35 million contract in 2014, proving to be well worth the investment.

The move saves the Giants $6.5 million against the salary cap, upping their available space to around $26.5 million entering the free agency negotiation period on Monday, following the recent trade for Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree and Saturday's release of punter Brad Wing. They apparently were far enough apart that the Giants made a decision to release the 10-year veteran. They also considered trying him at free safety, a source told ESPN's Jordan Raanan. However, he saw his status as a starter reduced during last season as he was supplanted by Eli Apple in the Giants secondary.

Rodgers-Cromartie has 30 career interceptions but had none in 2017 after matching his career high with six in 2016. However, his last season with the Giants was a disappointment, as he was suspended for a week by the team after a dispute with then-head coach Ben McAdoo. So the suspension, I take that. "I'm just glad that they didn't let this turn them from me and they accepted me and I'm just back working, man".

Should Oakland decide to pair a veteran ballhawk such as Rodgers-Cromartie and two talented rookie cornerbacks from the 2018 National Football League draft with Conley and Melifnowu, then Raider Nation would finally have a secondary worth getting excited about.

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