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Giants terminate contract of CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


The Giants made a roster move Sunday, terminating the contract of CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie:


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With free agency set to open Wednesday afternoon, the New York Giants made their second roster move of the weekend and terminated the contract of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday.

Yesterday, the team terminated the contract of Brad Wing, who punted in every game for the Giants the previous three seasons.

Rodgers-Cromartie, originally the 16th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFL Draft, signed with the Giants as a free agent in 2014. He appeared in 61 games with 44 starts in four seasons with Big Blue, recording 11 interceptions and 47 passes defensed.

He earned his second career Pro Bowl nod – first with the Giants – in 2015. He followed up with six interceptions, which tied a career high, in 2016 and earned second-team All-Pro honors. No player has more passes defensed (144) than Rodgers-Cromartie - who has also played for the Eagles and Broncos - since he broke into the league in 2008.

However, Rodgers-Cromartie, who turns 32 next month, is coming off a 2017 campaign that included just one pass defensed and no interceptions for the second time in his 10-year career. Rodgers-Cromartie was also suspended for one game for violation of team rules. He did not play in the Giants' 23-10 victory in Denver in Week 6, the Giants' first victory after their 0-5 start. Last year, the Giants regressed from the No. 2 scoring defense to tied for No. 27 as they finished with the most losses in franchise history.

Free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. ET on March 14. During a two-day period before then, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations, with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4 p.m. on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. on March 14.

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