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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Tennessee State
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) was limited in practice Saturday and is questionable for Week 9.
DRC only played 15 snaps against the Cowboys Week 7, and is still not healthy following the Giants' Week 8 bye. The Giants are already very thin at corner. Nov 1 - 1:45 PM

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Giants coach Tom Coughlin isn't sure whether Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring) will play Monday night against the Colts.

Coughlin "simply laughed" when asked if he could game plan with the notion in mind that DRC will play. DRC only played 15 snaps in the Giants' Week 7 game against the Cowboys, and didn't get back to 100 percent after the Week 8 bye. If Rodgers-Cromartie can't go against Indianapolis, T.Y. Hilton and to a lesser extent Donte Moncrief's matchups would get fantasy boosts.
Oct 31 - 4:21 PM

Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Cowboys.

It's big news for the Giants as they try to hold down Dez Bryant. Meanwhile, they have decided not to activate Corey Washington despite Victor Cruz's season-ending knee injury. The rest of the Giants' inactives: RB Rashad Jennings, OL Adam Snyder, DE Kerry Wynn, T James Brewer, OL Brandon Mosley and DT Jay Bromley.
Oct 19 - 3:03 PM

Giants LCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring/back, questionable) traveled with the team to Dallas.

Despite doing next to nothing in practice this week, Rodgers-Cromartie traveling with the team leaves open the possibility he plays against the Cowboys. Even if he goes, coach Tom Coughlin has left open the possibility he plays a limited role. Zack Bowman is in line to start if DRC misses the game.
Oct 18 - 12:57 PM

Giants LCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 7.

After doing next to nothing in practice all week, coach Tom Coughlin indicated DRC could be available for a limited role in Sunday's meeting with the Cowboys. It's also quite possible Rodgers-Cromartie won't play at all, which would likely force Zack Bowman or Jayron Hosley to start opposite Prince Amukamara.
Oct 17 - 3:05 PM

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring) is not practicing again Thursday.

DRC is looking unlikely for Sunday's game against the Cowboys and slot corner Trumaine McBride (thumb) is already out. Prince Amukamura may end up shadowing Dez Bryant Sunday.
Oct 16 - 12:42 PM

Giants LCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring and ankle injuries.

DRC exited Sunday night's loss to Philadelphia with a back injury. Now battling myriad physical ailments, Rodgers-Cromartie may or may not play against the Cowboys, and if he does seems highly unlikely to be 100 percent. Dez Bryant is looking at a plus Week 7 matchup. The Giants are also without slot corner Trumaine McBride, who was placed on injured reserve this week.
Oct 16 - 12:02 AM

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left Sunday night's Week 6 game against the Eagles with a back injury.

He's done for the night. It's another setback after Rodgers-Cromartie was brought into the game with hip and ankle injuries. Zack Bowman has replaced him in the lineup.
Oct 12 - 10:18 PM

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is dealing with ankle and hip injuries, but tentatively expects to suit up for Week 6.

DRC is undergoing tests on Monday afternoon. The Giants can ill afford for Rodgers-Cromartie to miss Sunday evening's game with the high-powered Eagles.
Oct 6 - 3:08 PM

The Giants plan to have new CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie shadow No. 1 receivers.

DRC won't be playing "sides" in the Big Apple. "Are you the best receiver (on your) team?," coach Tom Coughlin asked rhetorically. "(DRC's) following you then. ... He's physical enough. When you watch him closely, he doesn't shy away." The G-Men paid DRC No. 1 cornerback money, and plan to utilize him like one. They just have to hope the DRC of 2013, and not 2011-12, shows up this season.
Mar 27 - 10:10 PM

The New York Daily News reports coach Rex Ryan is "pissed" the Jets couldn't land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or another top cornerback in free agency after releasing Antonio Cromartie.

It hints at a potential rift between the Jets' longtime coach and second-year GM John Idzik. Idzik may have to try and lure 30-year-old Cromartie back to New York after striking out on DRC, Walter Thurmond III, Vontae Davis, and Alterraun Verner. There aren't any other desirable starting corners left in free agency that fit Ryan's press-man scheme. Idzik could also look to the trade market. Two names that might available are Dallas' Morris Claiborne and Houston's Johnathan Joseph.
Mar 17 - 7:13 PM

Giants agreed to terms with CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a five-year, $39 million contract.

We suspect the G-Men built protective language into the deal after DRC openly contemplated retirement during Super Bowl week. Giants GM Jerry Reese made his secondary a huge free-agency priority, re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown, while adding Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III, and Quintin Demps. Still only 28 (in April), Rodgers-Cromartie was a borderline shutdown corner in Denver last season, intercepting three passes and allowing just one touchdown over the Broncos' final 14 games. He'll bookend Prince Amukamara as the Giants' starting corners. Expect Thurmond to cover the slot on passing downs. These are major upgrades to the back end of Big Blue's defense.
Mar 17 - 4:54 PM

The Giants will give free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie a physical on Monday.

Physicals are generally routine on free agent visits, but it sounds like this one could be the precursor to a signing. The Giants have aggressively revamped their secondary, landing Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps while re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown. DRC would be an impact cherry on top.
Mar 16 - 9:58 PM

The NY Daily News' Manish Mehta reports Jets coach Rex Ryan wants to sign free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie "badly."

As Mehta notes, DRC is an "ideal fit" in Ryan's scheme as a press-man cover corner who can chase opposing top receivers. Rodgers-Cromartie's passion for football has long been questioned, but Rex has a knack for getting the most out of his players. DRC would be a huge upgrade on Antonio Cromartie in New York.
Mar 16 - 8:46 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "lurking" in the bidding for free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

In Cleveland, DRC could team with Joe Haden to give new coach Mike Pettine one of the league's most talented cornerback tandems. Rodgers-Cromartie will be in New York until Monday, where he's been meeting with the Jets and Giants. Rapoport suggested on Twitter Sunday that the holdup in talks with the Jets is whether owner Woody Johnson will be willing to pony up enough money.
Mar 16 - 7:55 PM

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