Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Giants Rumors: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Be Released to Save $6.5M

Giants Rumors: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Be Released to Save $6.5M

But he was due to count $8.5 million against the Giants' cap this upcoming 2018 season, and the Giants, the Daily News has confirmed, asked him to take a pay cut too significant for a player of his talent. According to Rich Hill of, the Patriots must take advantage of Rodgers-Cromartie, who was released by the Giants to save $6.5 million in salary cap.

While Rodgers-Cromartie seemed content with the move, Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison was not. The team had also been contemplating shifting him from cornerback to safety for next season.

The New York Giants are severing ties with veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, moved inside to play the hard slot corner role the past two years, as Eli Apple supplanted him as a starting outside cornerback.

As a result, Rodgers-Cromartie had one of his least productive seasons in 2017 failed to record a single interception the entire year for just the second time in his 10-year National Football League career.

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The two-time Pro Bowler started six games for the Giants last season and had the worst statistical season of his career.

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.

But the Giants regressed from the NFL's No 2 scoring defense in 2016 to No. 27 last season as they finished with the most losses in franchise history.

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