Friday, March 14, 2014
Report: Rodgers-Cromartie to visit Giants
By Dan Graziano
The New York Giants continue to hunt for cornerback help, and the top cornerback still on the market might be Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the former Cardinal, Eagle and Bronco. According to Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger, Rodgers-Cromartie has scheduled a visit with the Giants after he stops in to visit the Jets this weekend.
He fits the profile, as he doesn't turn 28 until next month. (Rodgers-Cromartie, that is. I think Conor is actually younger.) And Rodgers-Cromartie has played pretty well the past couple seasons in Philadelphia and Denver. He's got a bit of a reputation as a flake, but a player who's very athletic, very fast and very effective when he's focused. He'd slot in as a starter opposite Prince Amukamara, and slide Trumaine McBride down to a slot or backup role where he'd likely be more effective.
Problem is, Rodgers-Cromartie is visiting the Jets first, and as you know, a lot of times these guys sign with the team they're visiting and cancel all of their other visits. Rodgers-Cromartie also was thought to have been seeking a bank-breaking, $10 million-per-year deal when free agency began. And while he's not likely to get that from anyone, let alone the Giants, there remains a chance he scheduled a Giants visit in part to scare the Jets into upping whatever offer they make to him. So I guess I'm saying don't get your hopes up.