Unable to reach a deal on a reduction in salary, the New York Giants have terminated the contract of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Word had filtered out in recent days that the Giants wanted Rodgers-Cromartie, who will be 32 next season, to take a pay cut to remain. DRC apparently balked. Rodgers-Cromartie would have counted $8.5 million against the cap, $6.48 million in base salary and $2 million in a pro-rated signing bonus. The Giants save $6.5 million by terminating him, and will carry $2 million in dead money.
Rodgers-Cromartie has been a Giant since 2014, and this would have been the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract.
DRC bid the Giants goodbye via social media.
Once a Giant always a Giant right . Thanks for everything, Ima miss my dogs but y'all knw me, SEE BALL, GET BALL!!! pic.twitter.com/qtoSOh2Quy— DRC (@drc_41) March 11, 2018
The Giants have a lot of uncertainty at cornerback right now. Ross Cockrell is a free agent, and the status of Eli Apple remains uncertain after a difficult 2017 season.
Rodgers-Cromartie played only 55 percent of the team’s defensive snaps last season and did not record an interception for only the second time in his 10-year career.