Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Giants Asked Rodgers-Cromartie to Take Pay Cut

Giants Asked Rodgers-Cromartie to Take Pay Cut

The New York Giants and veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be parting ways after failing to come to terms on a pay cut, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Giants have asked CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to take a significant pay cut from the $6.5m he's due in 2018, sources say.

He apparently declined. And on Sunday, he was informed of his release. He was set to have an $8.5 million cap hit in 2018, and the Giants will save $6.5 million on their salary cap by releasing him.

Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, was set to enter the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract he signed with the Giants in 2014.

The Giants have released Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie.


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The Giants' decision to cut Rodgers-Cromartie shouldn't be all that surprising.

After a sensational 2016 season, Rodgers-Cromartie was solid, but not as steady in 2017 and he ran afoul of former head coach Ben McAdoo, prompting a one-game suspension.

Rodgers-Cromartie was a first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in 2008.

In his four seasons with the Giants, DRC recorded 160 tackles, 11 interceptions, 47 pass breakups, three forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks and a touchdown.

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