New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, suspended indefinitely last week by head coach Ben McAdoo, has been reinstated and will rejoin the team when it reconvenes Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Source: #Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is back. His suspension is over and he’ll rejoin the team.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2017
McAdoo told NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast team that Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension was a result of four separate incidents, which included skipping out on Friday treatment before the Giants’ home game against the Chargers and the cornerback’s leaving the Giants bench area during that game.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with McAdoo, who informed him that he would be inactive for the Giants game at Denver but was expected to go through the week of preparation as though he was going to play.
Rodgers-Cromartie apparently didn’t take the news well and left the Giants facility on Wednesday morning, prompting McAdoo to reveal that the cornerback was being suspended.
The Giants will have to make a roster move to create a roster spot for Rodgers-Cromartie. The team added cornerback Donte Deayon to the 53-man roster to fill Rodgers-Cromartie’s spot last week, but it’s unlikely he’ll be the one removed from the roster after playing well Sunday night on defense and on special teams.
The Giants options could include offensive lineman Jon Halapio, if center Weston Richburg has cleared the concussion protocol. Another possibility is defensive end Romeo Okwara, who suffered a sprained knee, an injury that is believed to be significant enough to keep him sidelined for multiple weeks.
Rodgers-Cromartie’s one-week suspension cost him just over $410,000 in base salary.
UPDATE: The Giants have announced Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension has been lifted. They waived/injured cornerback Michael Hunter to create a roster spot for Rodgers-Cromartie. Hunter suffered hamstring strain in Sunday’s game against the Broncos.