The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...
Need to Know
The Giants practice Wednesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
The Giants claimed LB Nigel Harris, and placed DE Romeo Okwara on the IR
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be out at practice, and will be posting the latest news, notes, and opinion later on. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings at practice.
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie rejoins the team at practice on Wednesday, and that will certainly be a good sight to see as the Giants need all the manpower they can get to keep this win streak hope alive.
Ross Cockrell was the slot corner in place of DRC against the Broncos, and though he played admirably, he is definitely no Rodgers-Cromartie. Cockrell isn't used to playing in the slot, and if we're comparing, he just isn't up to the caliber of the 10-year veteran. DRC hits harder, covers better, and most importantly, he is a leader on this defense.
He noted that he made a mistake with the actions that prompted his suspension by posting on Instagram saying a bad decision almost took everything he worked for away. Now, he comes back to a joyous locker room instead of the dismal one many expected after the Giants returned home from Denver.
The Giants are gonig to need DRC, especially against a veteran quarterback like Russell Wilson Sunday if they wish to keep their season alive. It will be much needed to see No. 41 back between the hashes, and with extra motivation to redeem his actions.
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Stat of the Day: DRC
Since we're sticking with the Rodgers-Cromartie theme, it must be noted that the veteran has yet to have a turnover forced so far this season. This was a guy who notched a team-high six interceptions last season to tie his career-high.
This season, DRC has been the Giants' best corner as he has allowed 0.76 yards per coverage snap, per Pro Football Focus. The slot corner continues to be great in coverage, and with Janoris Jenkins and Landon Collins coming away with their first INTs last week, it could be his turn against the Seahawks.