The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve officially reinstated CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after a one-week suspension and waived CB Michael Hunter.
New York will need to make a roster move in order to activate him from the reserve/suspended list.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, as reports from last weekend mentioned that Rodgers-Cromartie planned to be back for the team’s Week 7 game, even though the Giants could have suspended him for up to four weeks.
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.
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.