Giants release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

The Giants are going to save money on DRC one way or another

Rodgers-Cromartie was informed that he is being released, according to multiple reports. If the Giants cut him with a June 1 designation, they would save $6.5 million on this year's cap - money they can use heading into free agency and beyond. But he was due to count $8.5 million against the Giants' cap this upcoming 2018 season, and the Giants, the Daily News has confirmed, asked him to take a pay cut too significant for a player of his talent.

The Giants released Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after he reportedly refused to take a pay cut to stay in NY. No final decisions made either way but DRC and the team are far apart at this point.

Rodgers-Cromartie appeared in 61 games with 44 starts over four seasons after signing with the Giants as a free agent in 2014.

Rodgers-Cromartie expressed his thanks to the Giants organization on an Instagram post.

With Rodgers-Cromartie scheduled to make $6.5 million, the Giants opted for a cost-savings move for a player that was reduced to nickel cornerback duties last season.

It's been a insane week for Rodgers-Cromartie.

While Rodgers-Cromartie seemed content with the move, Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison was not. He followed up with six interceptions, which tied a career high, in 2016 and earned second-team All-Pro honors.

Rodgers-Cromartie is a 10-year veteran whose spent time with the Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos and Giants.

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