With a lot going flawed off the sector, it’s virtually tempting to overlook how poor the Giants have been on it. 5 video games into an already misplaced season, the Giants are zero-5, their greatest participant (Odell Beckham Jr.) shouldn’t be returning following ankle surgical procedure and one in every of their extra common veterans (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) is suspended.
Unrest 1, Giants zero.
“We all the time have order on the workforce,’’ defensive finish Olivier Vernon stated. “[Coach Ben McAdoo] does an incredible job setting what we have now to do. I don’t know what occurred, I don’t know the small print, we simply transfer on ahead.’’
Vernon stated nobody has defined to him what went down between McAdoo and Rodgers-Cromartie that brought about the 31-yr previous cornerback to all of a sudden go from essential participant to participant non grata. McAdoo has not addressed his gamers about what occurred, creating an aura round a sagging group.
A face-to-face assembly didn’t remedy any of the festering issues.
Rodgers-Cromartie arrived on the Giants’ follow facility Thursday morning and met with McAdoo, who knowledgeable Rodgers-Cromartie he’s suspended indefinitely. Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t meet with basic supervisor Jerry Reese or co-proprietor John Mara. Solely McAdoo.
The place this goes from right here is anyone’s guess.
Rodgers-Cromartie was positioned on the reserve/suspended listing, and the Giants, for now, have moved on, signing cornerback Donte Deayon off their follow squad. The 5-foot-9, 163-pound Deayon has by no means appeared in an NFL common-season recreation.
In accordance with the collective bargaining settlement, a group can droop a participant for a most of 4 video games. Based mostly on Rodgers-Cromartie’s 2017 wage of $6.ninety eight million, he stands to lose $410,588 for each recreation he’s suspended. Rodgers-Cromartie is within the fourth yr of a 5-yr, $35 million contract he signed in 2014, and it’s potential he has performed his final recreation for the Giants.
Suspended gamers should keep away from the workforce facility at some stage in the suspension.
McAdoo introduced the suspension Wednesday, upset with how Rodgers-Cromartie acted and reacted within the second half of a 27-22 loss Sunday to the Chargers. Rodgers-Cromartie was already on skinny ice for leaving a restoration session Friday early and unexcused. McAdoo met with DRC on Tuesday and advised him, based mostly on the Friday infraction and leaving the sector Sunday, he was going to be benched for the sport this Sunday towards…