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.
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.
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