The Giants have ended their suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for insubordination. Team officials announced Tuesday that Rodgers-Cromartie was reinstated to the active roster after missing the team’s game against Denver on Sunday night.
The team says Rodgers-Cromartie met with coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday morning, then was taken off of the reserve/suspended by club list.
The 31-year-old veteran was suspended for leaving the team facility before practice last week. He also left the bench then returned in the second half of the Giants’ loss to the Chargers, a move that prompted McAdoo to make Rodgers-Cromartie inactive for the Broncos game.
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Coach Ben McAdoo said the cornerback had been suspended for “violation of team rules.” Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN that he “handled it the wrong way, but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left. I was suspended way before I left. I left (because) I felt what he said was BS.” Rodgers-Cromatie is in his 10th season, with 26 tackles in five games this year with four starts.
The Giants defense played well without Rodgers-Cromartie in a dominant win over the Broncos on Sunday night. Donte Deayon, promoted from the practice squad to take Rodgers-Cromartie’s spot, got the majority of the snaps as the fifth defensive back.
By missing one week, Rodgers-Cromartie lost $410,588.
To create room on the roster, the Giants waived injured cornerback Michael Hunter, who suffered a hamstring injury against the Broncos. The Giants (1-5) host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday before their bye week.