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Giantsí position on Rodgers-Cromartie may not change

GFAN52 : 3/8/2018 10:24 am
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It is wise to pump the brakes on the anticipation that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is switching positions, from cornerback to free safety. That decision has not been made by the Giants and certainly not been mentioned to Rodgers-Cromartie, someone with knowledge of the situation told The Post.

Reports surfaced last week that Rodgers-Cromartie, the 31-year-old cornerback, was going to return for the fifth and final year of his contract at a new position. That was news to the Giants coaches and front office personnel who would know about such a move, if it was true or had already been decided.

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then why did DRC  
Andy in Boston : 3/8/2018 10:25 am : link
publicly say something about the change on social media?
Giants would save 6.5 if they cut him  
jeff57 : 3/8/2018 10:28 am : link
I think thatís still possible.
why would anything be said at all  
Rocky369 : 3/8/2018 10:29 am : link
either indicates you're targeting a DB in FA/draft. Good news if this correction is true, however.
RE: then why did DRC  
shyster : 3/8/2018 10:34 am : link
In comment 13854748 Andy in Boston said:
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publicly say something about the change on social media?


I think he was responding to questions prompted by the original report.

Kim Jones asked him about it and DRC said "all I need is a chance". Rapoport retweeted that as apparent confirmation but, if DRC is only responding to the idea, it's not, really.
I gotta say that I was surprised by the position switch  
Rjanyg : 3/8/2018 10:34 am : link
at this stage of his career. If anything I would have expected a paycut, or extension or an outright release.

We need to Re-sign Ross Cockrell and free up some cap space to fix the O Line. I truly expected DRC to be a cap cut.

A move to safety seemed odd right from the start to me.
RE: Giants would save 6.5 if they cut him  
BillT : 3/8/2018 10:34 am : link
In comment 13854757 jeff57 said:
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I think thatís still possible.

Yeah, the Giants need fewer talented DBs.
I would bet...  
Damon : 3/8/2018 10:35 am : link
That this was more of a story aimed to make other teams feel the Giants are more invested in Apple.
The move to safety  
Gregorio : 3/8/2018 10:41 am : link
was reported 5 days ago by Ian Rapoport of ESPN, who is often quick to break news, but it is usually accurate.

Interesting that it was news to the Giants coaching staff.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/giants-will-reportedly-move-dominique-rodgers-cromartie-to-safety-in-2018/
either way  
Andy in Boston : 3/8/2018 10:43 am : link
hard to believe the Giants would keep him at either position at the salary he's at. He needs to take a pay cut.
RE: Giants would save 6.5 if they cut him  
Giants1956 : 3/8/2018 10:45 am : link
In comment 13854757 jeff57 said:
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I think thatís still possible.


Cockrell last year was playing for a contract.
Eli Apple was a big 'no show' last year.
Maybe we can't count on these guys.

I think I'd stay with Rogers-Cromartie and let him finish
out his contract.

DB's need some help.

But for me, QB comes first, OL next, & LB.

I think CAP  
jvm52106 : 3/8/2018 10:45 am : link
and age will be a huge deciding factor on this one. Lots of teams are having to pair down to get under cap or create space. Some to just not have to use space on a guy who they like but not at that $ amount.

I would be ok with DRC going only if they truly believe Apple can be better.
Am I the only who thinks DRC at 6.5 mil is a bargain  
George from PA : 3/8/2018 10:51 am : link
An experienced DB will get that amount if not more as a FA.
if you look at it from the standpoint of roster construction  
Dave on the UWS : 3/8/2018 11:05 am : link
having him at 6.5 mil and playing an unfamiliar position he may not be suited for doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Why do we keep talking about ctting DRC  
The 12th Man : 3/8/2018 11:06 am : link
he is still one of our better players on D. He is also at a very reasonable price for quality CB's in this league. Cut the dead wood from this team not players who can actually play please.
My only concern for DRC is,  
Doomster : 3/8/2018 11:09 am : link
1. he is another year older...is this the year he loses a step?

2. ability to play 16 full games...he's no bargain if he is not on the field...

The flip side is what can you get for 6.5M these days?
I really like DRC  
ATL_Giants : 3/8/2018 11:27 am : link
and I don't want to see him go.

There are enough shit-stained personalities we have to deal with, and I think DRC is a bright spot.
I expect us to draft a corner  
est1986 : 3/8/2018 11:29 am : link
Pretty deep cornerback class, could get a good talent in one of the mid rounds
LOL - so you can even trust minor  
ZogZerg : 3/8/2018 11:34 am : link
information coming out of Giants central...
RE: Am I the only who thinks DRC at 6.5 mil is a bargain  
fireitup77 : 3/8/2018 1:18 pm : link
In comment 13854809 George from PA said:
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An experienced DB will get that amount if not more as a FA.


Nope. And he was one of the few guys on D that didn't quit last season.
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