The New York Giants announced Thursday that they’ve promoted CB Donte Deayon to their active roster.
Deayon will take the roster spot of CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who has been suspended indefinitely. The Giants have placed Rodgers-Cromartie on the reserve/suspended list.
Dan Graziano reported yesterday that the situation involving Rodgers-Cromartie started last Friday when he walked out of the team’s “recovery day” session.
Then, during Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, Rodgers-Cromartie slammed his helmet down on the sideline, left the team while the game was in progress and went to the locker room with what teammates and coaches understood was the intent to leave the stadium.
On Tuesday, a meeting was scheduled between Rodgers-Cromartie and HC Ben McAdoo in which McAdoo told Rodgers-Cromartie that he would be inactive for this Sunday’s game against the Broncos and fined for walking out of Friday’s recovery session.
Graziano’s source said that Rodgers-Cromartie showed up for meetings Wednesday but left the defensive team meeting while it was ongoing, cleaned out his locker and left the team facility, which led to the decision to suspend him.
As of now, the Giants have no plans to release or trade Rodgers-Cromartie and instead plan to welcome him back with a clean slate once he has served his punishment.
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.