Rodgers-Cromartie will operate as the No. 1 cornerback if teammate Janoris Jenkins (ankle/hand) doesn't play Sunday against the Eagles, Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media reports. Jenkins is questionable to play with separate hand and ankle injuries. The Giants are going to test him out Saturday, and if things go well, they then plan to see how things go in pregame warmups. If he's ultimately ruled out, Rodgers-Cromartie -- who typically plays in the slot -- would become the team's de facto top corner and consequently spend more time on the outside in base defense. However, the Eagles heavily rely on three-receiver sets, so the Giants probably won't be using much of their base defense anyway. In the end, Jenkins' potential absence would likely amount to an extra dozen or so snaps for Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rodgers-Cromartie (thigh) returned to the lineup Monday for a preseason showdown with Cleveland. The veteran corner played 26 snaps and made two tackles Monday as he prepared for another season as the Giants' starter on the outside. There isn't a defensive-back battle in New York, it was more of a matter of getting healthy. Rodgers-Cromartie's posted career highs in pass breakups (21) and interceptions (6) in 2016, and he combined that with 49 tackles -- solidifying his role with the Giants.
Rodgers-Cromartie (thigh) is questionable to return to Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Packers. Rodgers-Cromartie went down on the second play from scrimmage. Trevin Wade will see additional playing time unless he returns.
Rodgers-Cromartie (back) was absent from the Giants' injury report Wednesday. Rodgers-Cromartie was limited in Monday's win over the Bengals. The Giants exercised caution with their veteran corner, which was apparently helpful given his absence from Wednesday's injury report. He appears on track to play Sunday.
According to head coach Ben McAdoo, Rodgers-Cromartie was dealing with a tightened back Monday, which limited him to just 14 defensive snaps in the win, Tom Rock of Newsday reports. McAdoo said of the lack of reps for Rodgers-Cromartie in Monday's win, "We thought it better to minimize his role." The severity of the injury remains unknown, but look for updates on the cornerback's practice status this week to serve as an indication of his availability in Week 11. Should he miss time, rookie Eli Apple and veteran Leon Hall could see increased reps throughout the week.
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