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From Ian Rapaport on Twitter.

 

 

With a new coaching staff and some new schemes, the #Giants are moving pieces around: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is moving to safety, Im told. Hell compete with starter Darian Thompson.

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I read how over the 2017 season the Giants had moved him to Safety to hide his declining speed. That worked well since I didn't notice it but we all expect it. Now my only problem is DRC does not like to tackle and isn't very durable.

 

So what is up with Darien Thompson and Andrew Adams? Nat Berhe is a free agent.

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For Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, it was either "pay cut" or get cut. On Sunday, he chose the latter.

The New York Giants decided Sunday to release the veteran cornerback, and Rodgers-Cromartie confirmed his departure on social media.

 

The move comes one day after NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported DRC was asked by the new Giants regime to take a "significant pay cut" from his $6.5 million salary for the 2018 season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added that Rodgers-Cromartie was also asked to move to safety, but the corner refused and will now test the open market as an outside cornerback.

 

Rodgers-Cromartie joins a slew of top-to-mid tier cornerbacks in the free agency pool. Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spent just one day on the market before signing an incentive-laden deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Sans Sherman, Malcolm Butler, Trumaine Johnson, Bashaud Breeland, E.J. Gaines, Brent Grimes, Morris Claiborne and Prince Amukamara lead this season's free-agent cornerback class. Of those top talents, the 31-year-old DRC is older than all of them but Grimes.

 

Rodgers-Cromartie has played for four organizations (Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, Giants) over 10 seasons in the league. He spent the last four years of his career in New York and was released Sunday with one season remaining on a five-year, $35 million deal signed in 2014.

 

A two-time Pro Bowler and 2016 second-team All-Pro, DRC saw his production take a hit during New York's tumultuous 2017 season. The corner failed to record an interception for the first time since 2011 and recorded just one pass defensed in 15 games played. Rodgers-Cromartie also incurred a team-issued suspension early in the season after getting into a heated argument with then-Giants coach Ben McAdoo in practice.

 

It remains to be seen what DRC's market will be, considering the dearth of younger free-agent options at corner this offseason, or whether the veteran footballer will be willing, with another organization, to switch positions.

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000920565/article/giants-cut-dominique-rodgerscromartie-over-pay-cut

 

 

 

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I thought his willingness to change position was decent on his part. I'm wondering how much they were looking to drop his salary. He probably looked at it as a slap in the face. Cut my pay while asking me to change my position...he kinda has a point to test the FA waters.

 

But now the Giants are dangerously thin at CB. They could likely sign one of the guys for the same deal they had DRC on pretty easily...

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I thought his willingness to change position was decent on his part. I'm wondering how much they were looking to drop his salary. He probably looked at it as a slap in the face. Cut my pay while asking me to change my position...he kinda has a point to test the FA waters.

 

But now the Giants are dangerously thin at CB. They could likely sign one of the guys for the same deal they had DRC on pretty easily...

I think the front office hasn't forgotten the dissent from last year.

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I thought his willingness to change position was decent on his part. I'm wondering how much they were looking to drop his salary. He probably looked at it as a slap in the face. Cut my pay while asking me to change my position...he kinda has a point to test the FA waters.

 

But now the Giants are dangerously thin at CB. They could likely sign one of the guys for the same deal they had DRC on pretty easily...

 

I think some of what has transpired had to do with his age... sure the guy is still playing at high level, but they must feel he's plateaued so to speak... and I'm not sure what, if any, the drama of last year played into this...

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I think the front office hasn't forgotten the dissent from last year.

 

I think some of what has transpired had to do with his age... sure the guy is still playing at high level, but they must feel he's plateaued so to speak... and I'm not sure what, if any, the drama of last year played into this...

Everyone has a clean slate supposedly, so I don't know how they could bring up anything from last year. Talent/age though, is a good point. It's likely downhill from this point, but at the same time, it created a hole when we clearly have a number of those already.

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Everyone has a clean slate supposedly, so I don't know how they could bring up anything from last year. Talent/age though, is a good point. It's likely downhill from this point, but at the same time, it created a hole when we clearly have a number of those already.

 

The hole created is offset by the $$ saved which they feel they can get a better db for the same $ or less...

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