According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie may end up being suspended just one week for his actions that led to the team suspending him indefinitely.
Rapoport says that Rodgers-Cromartie plans to be back for the team’s Week 7 game, even though he could be suspended up to four weeks by the Giants. Rapoport adds that the Giants will likely hold off on making a final decision until they speak with him after Sunday’s game.
Rodgers-Cromartie reportedly got into an argument after he hurt his lower leg and pulled from last Sunday’s game. He wanted to return to the game, but was pulled by the coaching staff, which led to him throwing his helmet and being sent to the locker room.
Rapoport says that Rodgers-Cromartie believed he was treated unfairly, considering that he’s done everything he was asked by this team, including play in the slot while younger players received comparatively little criticism.
Even so, Giants HC Ben McAdoo felt that he had to suspend Rodgers-Cromartie to ward off future behavior.
Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2008. He’s currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $35 million contract that included $13.98 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $6.48 million for the 2017 season.
In 2017, Rodgers-Cromartie has appeared in five games and recorded 26 tackles, a half sack, and no interceptions or pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 cornerback out of 109 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Rodgers-Cromartie as the news is available.