The Giants have released CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the team announced on Sunday.
Rodgers-Cromartie posted on Twitter after the news was revealed on Sunday.
Once a Giant always a Giant right 😎. Thanks for everything, Ima miss my dogs but y'all knw me, SEE BALL, GET BALL!!! pic.twitter.com/qtoSOh2Quy- DRC (@drc_41) March 11, 2018
The team sought to shift Rodgers-Cromartie to safety while also asking him to take a pay cut, but instead he would like to remain at the cornerback position, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The team will now save $6.5 million.
The move comes as new head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman work to improve the Giants' defense after a tumultuous 2017 campaign during which several players were suspended, including Rodgers-Cromartie.
The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie joined the Giants in 2014 when he signed a five-year deal. He recorded 31 tackles in 2017 and failed to record an interception for the first time since 2011.