Veteran CB hits market, Giants release Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


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

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the New York Giants have asked cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromarte to take a "significant" pay cut this season. They apparently were far enough apart that the Giants made a decision to release the 10-year veteran.

It's been a insane week for Rodgers-Cromartie.

Rodgers-Cromartie, originally the 16th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFL Draft, signed with the Giants as a free agent in 2014.

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The New York Giants are severing ties with veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He'll compete with starter Darian Thompson.

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.

While Rodgers-Cromartie seemed content with the move, Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison was not.

The 2017 season was a hard one for the 10-year pro who didn't have an interception and was suspended for one game by then-coach Ben McAdoo for leaving practice without permission. He was a Pro Bowler in 2015 and was just named a second-team All-Pro back in 2016.