He was set to have an $8.5 million cap hit in 2018, and the Giants will save $6.5 million on their salary cap by releasing him.
Should Oakland decide to pair a veteran ballhawk such as Rodgers-Cromartie and two talented rookie cornerbacks from the 2018 National Football League draft with Conley and Melifnowu, then Raider Nation would finally have a secondary worth getting excited about.
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. If Rodgers-Cromartie does not accept the pay cut - the two sides are reportedly not close - he will be released. The team had also been contemplating shifting him from cornerback to safety for next season. The two-time Pro Bowler has played cornerback his entire 10-year career, starting on the outside early in his career before being shifted inside to the slot the past two seasons.
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This past season, Rodgers-Cromartie played in 15 games, producing 31 tackles, 1 pass defense and 1 sack.
Rodgers-Cromartie has 30 career interceptions but had none in 2017 after matching his career high with six in 2016.
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.