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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie cut by Giants

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Team, corner can’t reach agreement on pay cut

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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.

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.