Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's Suspension Lifted by Giants

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 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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The New York Giants announced cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite suspension was lifted Tuesday, and he will rejoin the team this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport initially reported the news.

On Monday, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said he planned to meet with DRC this week to discuss his status with the team, per NJ.com's James Kratch, who confirmed an ESPN report that the meeting was set to take place Tuesday.

Rodgers-Cromartie missed the Giants' Week 6 win over the Denver Broncos as part of his suspension.

According to ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan, Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended due to multiple incidents beginning with the team's Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

During that game, DRC left the field out of frustration and intended to leave before returning to the sidelines.

Upon learning that he would be inactive for the Broncos game, Rodgers-Cromartie left the team facility last week, resulting in an indefinite suspension.

The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie is a two-time Pro Bowler in the midst of his third season with the G-Men. In five games during the current campaign, he has registered 26 tackles and 0.5 sacks.

DRC has 30 interceptions over the course of his 10-year career, and he matched a single-season best with six in 2016.

If Rodgers-Cromartie returns to his normal role as the starting nickelback in support of Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins, Ross Cockrell will likely be relegated to a dime role.


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