CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signed with the Oakland Raiders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2018
Rodgers-Cromartie signed a five-year, $35 million contact with the Giants in the spring of 2014. With the Giants, he played outside corner, slot corner, and safety, and he played well — even when the rest of the defense didn’t.
With the arrival of the new regime in 2018, the Giants elected to move Rodgers-Cromartie from his reserve cornerback role to free safety, a move he embraced. However, DRC was released by the team in March after refusing to take a pay cut following his move.
After parting ways with both Rodgers-Cromartie and Ross Cockrell, the Giants’ depth at the position became worrisome, and even more so after the season-ending injury to Sam Beal. With few proven options behind the Giants starters, fans began to wonder if the Giants might re-sign DRC.
That ship officially sailed Wednesday.
As it stands now, the Giants are looking at a platoon of William Gay, B.W. Webb, Leonard Johnson, Grant Haley, and Donte Deayon behind Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple.