Rodgers-Cromartie was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and will have ankle surgery, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a torn ligament in his ankle, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic. The veteran cornerback started in Week 2 because Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Fabian Moreau (ankle) were out, and the Redskins likely will rely on Jimmy Moreland and Simeon Thomas -- in addition to Josh Norman -- if neither Dunbar nor Moreau are healthy for Week 3's game versus the Bears. Rodgers-Cromartie could be activated from IR in Week 11, although there isn't a specific timeline for his recovery.
Rodgers-Cromartie will start at cornerback in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Cowboys, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie is drawing the start while Quintin Dunbar (knee) is sidelined. The veteran corner saw just eight defensive snaps in Week 1 but he figures to be in line for a significant increase while in the starting lineup.
Rodgers-Cromartie signed a contract with the Redskins on Friday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie appeared in seven games with the Raiders last season before announcing his retirement, but has decided to return to the NFL after a brief hiatus. The two-time Pro Bowler will reunite with Landon Collins in Washington's secondary, whom he played with from 2015-17 with the Giants. In his 11-year career, Rodgers-Cromartie has accumulated 451 tackles, 30 interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
Rodgers-Cromartie has been reinstated in the NFL and wants to resume his playing career in 2019, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie shocked many people when he abruptly retired last October after appearing in seven games for the Raiders. Considering he didn't have much of a market before settling for a one-year deal with Oakland last offseason, it's no sure thing the impending 33-year-old will be able to land anything more than a depth role this time around.
Rodgers-Cromartie announced Tuesday via his personal Instagram account that he has retired from the NFL.
The 32-year-old slot corner elected to call it quits just two days after playing no defensive snaps in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Colts. Rodgers-Cromartie spent parts of 11 seasons in the NFL with five different teams, earning two Pro Bowl nods and tallying 30 interceptions during his career.
Rodgers-Cromartie logged two solo tackles and a forced fumble in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
Rodgers-Cromartie had been bothered by a minor hamstring issue earlier in the week, but he was able to play 28 defensive snaps and force a turnover in the process. He'll continue to provide depth at cornerback behind Rashaan Melvin and Gareon Conley in Week 5 against the Chargers.
Rodgers-Cromartie is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
The 32-year-old has three solo tackles this season and has not played more than 24 snaps in a game on defense yet. He will continue to have a minimal role barring injury.
Rodgers-Cromartie (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie serves as a depth cornerback in Oakland's secondary, so his availability shouldn't have a large impact on Week 4's game. The severity of the veteran's injury remains undisclosed, and he could be a game-time decision.
Rodgers-Cromartie signed a contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie slides into a revamped Raiders' cornerback group that also added free agents Rashaan Melvin, Daryl Worley, Leon Hall, Shareece Wright and fourth-round pick Nick Nelson this spring. DRC seems unlikely to play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers with such a quick turnaround, but he could easily be ready to suit up for the preseason finale next week.
Rodgers-Cromartie had a workout with the Raiders on Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie was released by the Giants in March after being unable to agree on a pay reduction, and somewhat surprisingly remains a free agent with the regular season only a couple weeks away. The 32-year-old played 15 games with New York last season and went without an interception for the first time since 2011, while adding only one pass breakup.
The Giants have informed Rodgers-Cromartie of his release, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Giants asked Rodgers-Cromartie to take a pay cut and apparently weren't able to work anything out. Set to celebrate his 32nd birthday in April, the veteran cornerback shouldn't have too much trouble landing a contract from another team, as he's still capable of working outside or in the slot, even if he's not quite the player he once was. DRC's release increases the odds of the Giants re-signing Ross Cockrell, along with hinting at a desire to give 2016 first-round pick Eli Apple another shot. Janoris Jenkins (ankle) is the only safe bet among the team's remaining cornerbacks.
The Giants are asking Rodgers-Cromartie to take a sizable pay cut for the 2018 season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie is due a $6.48 million base salary for 2018 and is set for a cap hit of $8.5 million. The veteran cornerback was being considered for a move to safety this offseason as well, but it appears his time with the Giants could be nearing an end if the two sides are unable to come to terms on a lesser salary.
Rodgers-Cromartie may not actually be switching from safety to cornerback, Paul Schwartz of The New York Post reports.
While it may be under consideration, the Giants reportedly haven't made any final decisions on a position change. Rodgers-Cromartie mostly made news last season for his dispute with former Giants coach Ben McAdoo, notably garnering a team-imposed suspension for one game in October. Despite finishing the year without any interceptions in 15 games, the veteran remains an asset at his natural position of cornerback, capable of playing both outside and in the slot. The Giants may want to see how DRC looks at safety, but that doesn't mean they're ready to commit to a position change before offseason workouts have even begun. There's also some chance the team releases Rodgers-Cromatie, as he'll turn 32 in April and has a $6.48 million base salary for 2018.
Rodgers-Cromartie will move over to safety in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With a new coaching staff at the helm comes tweaks and alterations, one of which being Rodgers-Cromartie's position change. As of right now, it looks as if he'll compete for a starting job against Darian Thompson, but there's a long way to go before any marginal roster decisions need to be made. The 31-year-old failed to register an interception the past two seasons while playing cornerback.
Rodgers-Cromartie notched 48 tackles (31 solo), one-half of a sack and one pass defensed in 15 games during his 2017 campaign.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who tied his career high with six interceptions in 2016, failed to record a single pick this season as he experienced a slightly reduced role at cornerback for the Giants. He'll be 32 years old in April, so a position change to free safety could be in store for the veteran in what will be the final season of his contract with New York, Dan Duggan of NJ.com reports.
Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) will be reinstated when the team returns to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The Giants aren't practicing Tuesday due to taking a pair of days off following their trip out west this weekend, but the cornerback should be on the practice field Wednesday. Expect Rodgers-Cromartie to be a full go in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who was suspended indefinitely earlier in the week and won't play Sunday against the Broncos, is expected to rejoin the Giants in a few days and suit up in their Week 7 matchup versus the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows team-imposed suspensions to last no more than four games, but with Rodgers-Cromartie apparently making quick amends with the Giants coaching staff, it appears his ban may only last one game. The team is expected to speak with Rodgers-Cromartie again Sunday, after which his suspension could be formally lifted. Once he rejoins the Giants, it's expected that Rodgers-Cromartie will be plugged back into the slot cornerback role he had filled prior to being hit with the suspension.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo at team facilities Thursday, but was informed that he remains under an indefinite suspension, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows team-imposed suspensions to last no more than four games, so technically, Rodgers-Cromartie's ban would have to be lifted prior to the Giants' Nov. 19 game against the Chiefs. Rodgers-Cromartie, who had started four of the Giants' first five games, was told earlier this week that he would be made inactive for Sunday's game in Denver, prompting the veteran to show up at the facility Wednesday morning, only to go missing before practice. The Giants haven't revealed their conditions for Rodgers-Cromartie to be reinstated from the suspension, but he'll lose $410,588 in pay for each game he misses. Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins are in line to serve as the Giants' starting cornerbacks in Week 6 with Rodgers-Cromartie out of the mix.
Rodgers-Cromartie was involved in an argument with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo earlier this week and was suspended by the team after an unexcused absence from practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The argument allegedly stemmed from McAdoo's decision to bench Rodgers-Cromartie at the end of a Week 5 matchup with the Chargers. The Giants' locker room is likely tense with the team coming out of the gates to a disappointing 0-5 start, and the suspension of a key veteran may only add to the discontent. It remains to be seen if Rodgers-Cromartie will make amends with McAdoo and the Giants and when his suspension might be lifted.
Rodgers-Cromartie recorded a half-sack to go along with three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers.
Rodgers-Cromartie recorded the sack along with teammate Jason Pierre-Paul on a 3rd-and-10 late in the third quarter. The veteran cornerback saw the field for 52 snaps (81.0 percent) in the contest and figures to see a similar workload going forward.
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