Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Reportedly Returns to Giants, Suspended Indefinitely

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 12, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04:  Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #41 of the New York Giants in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Giants 24-14.  (Photo by Rob Leiter via Getty Images)
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NJ.com's Dan Duggan reported Thursday that New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returned to the team, with Tom Rock of Newsday reporting head coach Ben McAdoo has decided to suspend him indefinitely.

According to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan and Dan Graziano, Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended by McAdoo after he left the team's training facility Wednesday. 

A number of incidents reportedly led up to Rodgers-Cromartie leaving and being disciplined by McAdoo on Wednesday.

Per Raanan and Graziano, DRC was fined for leaving the team's "recovery day" last Friday. He then had an outburst on the sidelines during Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and went to the locker room before returning.

McAdoo told Rodgers-Cromartie that he would be inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos due to his actions, resulting in Rodgers-Cromartie walking out once again.

DRC told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he handled "it the wrong way, but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left."

While McAdoo has settled on an indefinite ban, Graziano reported the team plans to "welcome him back with a clean slate" at the conclusion of his suspension.

The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie is in the midst of his fourth season with the G-Men, and he has registered 26 tackles, 0.5 sacks and no interceptions for 0-5 New York.

He was a key figure in the Giants becoming one of the NFL's best defensive teams in 2016, as the two-time Pro Bowler led the team with six interceptions.

While Rodgers-Cromartie is suspended, Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins will continue to handle starting corner duties outside with Ross Cockrell likely taking on the nickel role.

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