Giants release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Giants release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New York Giants informed Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday morning that they were releasing him.

NFL Network first reported the Giants' request of a pay cut to keep Rodgers-Cromartie in blue.

If he's willing to give up $3 million of his contract to lower his cap-hit to $3.5 million, the Giants might consider retaining one of the league's top slot-corner.

Another veteran cornerback is on the market. And although his production dipped in 2017 quite significantly, Rodgers-Cromartie offers great value as a free safety for at least two more seasons in the NFL.

After trading for linebacker Alec Ogletree, the Giants found themselves in need of creating cap space, and released Rodgers-Cromartie one day after asking him to take a "significant" pay cut from the $6.5 million that he was due to make in 2018.

Rodgers-Cromartie spent four seasons with the Giants, playing 61 out of a possible 64 games.

He made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and was named Second-Team All-Pro in 2016.

In 153 career games, Rodgers-Cromartie has recorded 439 tackles (382 solo), 2.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, 145 passes defensed, 30 interceptions and six touchdowns. However, he saw his status as a starter reduced during last season as he was supplanted by Eli Apple in the Giants secondary.

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