Giants CB Rodgers-Cromartie may take pay cut

  • Giants CB Rodgers-Cromartie may take pay cut

Giants CB Rodgers-Cromartie may take pay cut

He did not play in the Giants' 23-10 victory in Denver in Week 6, the Giants' first victory after their 0-5 start.

The Giants released Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after he reportedly refused to take a pay cut to stay in NY.

NY informed Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday that he is being released, according to a report by ESPN.

Rodgers-Cromartie signed a five-year deal worth up to $35 million with the Giants in 2014.

With Rodgers-Cromartie scheduled to make $6.5 million, the Giants opted for a cost-savings move for a player that was reduced to nickel cornerback duties last season. The team had also been contemplating shifting him from cornerback to safety for next season.

Although his tenure with the Giants is now over, Rodgers-Cromartie didn't seem bitter.

On the same day that the Giants released cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison jumped to his defense on Twitter, while seemingly calling out other teammates.

Rodgers-Cromartie has 30 career interceptions but had none in 2017 after matching his career high with six in 2016.

The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie, who was the 16th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFL Draft, was named to the Pro Bowl for the Giants in 2015.