Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Giants' Snacks Harrison defends Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, at cost of other teammates?

Giants' Snacks Harrison defends Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, at cost of other teammates?

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. Prior to his release, the Giants had asked Rodgers-Cromartie to take a pay cut if he was to stay on for next season, but he declined.

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

The Giants and cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie reached a contract negotiation impasse over the past week and the team ended up releasing the soon to be 32-year-old CB. Per Garofolo, the sides are "far apart". Rodgers-Cromartie could also play alongside Stephon Gilmore, the Patriots' No. 1 corner at this point.

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Rodgers-Cromartie expressed his thanks to the Giants organization on an Instagram post. He'll compete with starter Darian Thompson. The Giants released the veteran cornerback, who was in the last season of a five-year, $35 million deal, after he refused to take a pay cut. He followed up with six interceptions, which tied a career high, in 2016 and earned second-team All-Pro honors.

The 10-year veteran missed just three games in his four years with the Giants - one was because of the suspension - but his reliability was questioned at times.

It wouldn't at all be shocking if Big Blue selected at least one more defensive back in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft.

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