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Giants sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


One of the top remaining free agent cornerbacks has found a home in New York.

The Giants have agreed to terms with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a five-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. According to Ralph Vacchiano ‏of the New York Daily News, the total value of the contract is $35 million.

Rodgers-Cromartie had spent the last few days in New York and had visited both the Giants and the Jets.

After starting his career in Arizona and then playing two years in Philadelphia Rodgers-Cromartie spent the 2013 season in Denver. He was at first considered likely to remain with the Broncos, but when free agency started, Denver abruptly made a move for Aqib Talib instead. That left Rodgers-Cromartie without a home.

Now Rodgers-Cromartie will upgrade a Giants secondary that needs help. And he’ll leave the Jets continuing to look for a cornerback.

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  1. realnflmaster says: Mar 17, 2014 4:59 PM

    What a terrible decision. You will regret this move for the rest of your life.

    #JETSNation #JetsDynasty #2014Champs

  2. broncobeta says: Mar 17, 2014 4:59 PM

    Great signing for the Giants. DRC consistently played well last year. However, he gets out muscled on running plays quite often.

  3. craniator says: Mar 17, 2014 5:00 PM

    Better them than the Yets.

  4. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 17, 2014 5:01 PM

    philly will not score 20 pts on this d #GOGMEN

  5. omen316 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:01 PM

    Yeah buddy DRC coming to nyg. Giants D gonna shut you down!!

  6. dtm1088 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:02 PM

    Good upgrade for the secondary. I just hope the size of this contract does not cause a problem keeping the Prince who is in a contract year this year.

  7. roadtrip3500 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:03 PM

    Prince, Thurmond, and DRC, with McBride and Hosley backing them up – major improvement at corner for the Giants. Reese is making solid moves in free agency this year.

  8. SBoy says: Mar 17, 2014 5:03 PM

    Bottom line is DRC is a definite upgrade and for much less $ than Denver had offered him. Hard not to like this for the Giants.

  9. jonka says: Mar 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    The fact that he even considered the Jets kind of scares me but WELCOME TO #BIGBLUE.

    This could be the best secondary I have seen the giants have on paper for the last decade.

    Now just get back Mario, sign a DE and we are looking at Eli’s 3rd SB!!

  10. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    Ahahahahaaaaaaaaa. Who has a scary secondary? We do:)

  11. thealmightybigblue says: Mar 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    The Gmen =2014 NFC EAST CHAMPS.superbowless eagles=dream team 2.0.

  12. paulsmith107 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:05 PM

    Yeah boy lol great sign lol big blue d resurgence lol

  13. justintuckrule says: Mar 17, 2014 5:05 PM

    Hope him and Prince can cover for 7 seconds because we still don’t have a pass rusher worth jack.

  14. officialgame says: Mar 17, 2014 5:05 PM

    This is a one dimensional player who is very good in coverage and below average in everything else. It will be interesting to see how he pans out with the Giants given that he is somewhat of mal content and now has a lot of guaranteed money in his pocket.

  15. jlbay says: Mar 17, 2014 5:06 PM

    Giants fans are putting way to much faith in DRC, unless the Giants defensive system doesn’t rely on one-on-one coverage. DRC plays soft and will not tackle, not against the run and not against WR in the open field one-on-one. He is very much a bang or bust corner, who will give up more big plays than he makes. Good luck . . . and by the way how motivated is this guy going to be when the Broncos had offered him way more money than this 5 year $35M deal. He is going to go into every game thinking he is underpaid.

  16. chip56 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:06 PM

    Shame of it is that this move, coupled with the Thurmond and McBride signings, means that Terrell Thomas’s time as a Giant is done.

    Positive is that the Giants now have a pretty deep secondary with those corners plus Amukamara and Rolle, Brown, Hill, Demps and Taylor at safety.

    Now, if only they had some D-Linemen.

  17. yuehho20 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:08 PM

    DRC is possibly the laziest player out there. Sure, when he’s trying he’s one of the best corners. But once Eli throws a few picks into double coverage he will lose all motivation and stop trying.

  18. jetsmmt says: Mar 17, 2014 5:08 PM

    Antonio Cromartie is better anyway.

  19. confusedjetsfan says: Mar 17, 2014 5:10 PM

    What is Idzik’s plan??? Does he have one??? Guess he’s looking for the next Richard Sherman since he’s done nothing to help a secondary that was the cause of every defensive breakdown last year!!!

    So we have nobody but Kerley and Decker to catch the ball on the offensive side and nobody AT ALL to catch the ball on the defensive side. Guess we better sign Cro back!!

  20. arwiv says: Mar 17, 2014 5:11 PM

    The Giants offered him more guaranteed money than the Broncos Einstein. How is he going into games feeling he’s underpaid? Its amazing how even two decades into the salary cap era there are still people out there who look at numbers on a contract and think that’s what they actually are.

  21. chip56 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:12 PM

    Antonio Cromartie can’t even cover himself – hence all the illegitimate children.

  22. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:12 PM

    Call DRC what you want but also call him a New York Giant!

    The rich get richer!!!

  23. cpoled says: Mar 17, 2014 5:12 PM

    Can Idzik explain to anyone, how the Giants with limited cap space, can make a signing that he couldn’t? He couldn’t resign Howard and is saving the cap space for what?

  24. formerworldchamps says: Mar 17, 2014 5:14 PM

    Reminds me of that grandfather reading nursery rhymes to his grandchild. “There was this bold quarterback who guaranteed a SBIII win……and he won.The child replies in glee ” granddaddy has that team won again”

    Joe Namath replies NO,I sold their collective souls to the devil.

    POOR JETS!!!

  25. nonetruerthanblue says: Mar 17, 2014 5:14 PM

    Everyone saying that DRC is mediocre…GMen are running a Nickel heavy defense this year. He does well in that formation and the GMen’s NASCAR package.

    As for DLine

    DE – JPP, Kiwanuka, Ojomo, Moore
    DL – Hankins, Jenkins

  26. petezjunior says: Mar 17, 2014 5:15 PM

    Wow, this is great. This is a great signing, 7 million. Jerry, we all hope this translates into wins. We still have some holes though. Crossing my fingers!

  27. phillycannon says: Mar 17, 2014 5:16 PM

    Did the Giants not have tape on DRC?? He played in the NFC east already and was smoked everytime. Him and Nnamdi single handely made Cruz a star. Even Santana Moss gave this dude the business. YES SANTANA MOSS

  28. sumkat says: Mar 17, 2014 5:17 PM

    Good signing, if the Giants are planning on making a superbowl run

    First sign of problems, he will be the first one to quit on the team

  29. r8rsfan says: Mar 17, 2014 5:19 PM

    When a guy this young is already on his 4th team it has to be a red flag. He may be the most over-rated CB of this generation.

  30. mad55555 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    DRC for 5 years? wow, DRC is not that good of a CB. He has to be motivated to play and since he was just paid by the NJG he will be a bust. Q. Demps is also garbage. The rest of the NFC East thanks you NJG for not improving your roster and taking up cap space. LOL

  31. ampats says: Mar 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    New York Jets always the bridesmaid never the bride.

  32. vicvinegar00 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    Looks like another solid move from the Giants.

    I wonder if Danny Snyder is taking notes on how a professional organization addresses shortcomings after a disappointing season.

  33. deezyny says: Mar 17, 2014 5:22 PM

    So does this mean DRC is playing opposite Amukamara, and Thurmond/McBride in the slot?

  34. sinisterg says: Mar 17, 2014 5:22 PM

    WOW, this guy turned down a 6 year $54 million deal from Denver for $ 35 million for NY?!?!

  35. realnflmaster says: Mar 17, 2014 5:22 PM

    Who’s going to rush the passer or block for Eli in NY?


  36. ranger764 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:23 PM

    Perhaps DRC and his agent went to the George Costanza school of Negotiation. DRC, you are supposed to hold out for more money, not decline offers and then take $20M less. SMH.

  37. arwiv says: Mar 17, 2014 5:24 PM

    Idzek’s plan, for those wondering, was to be wasting his time in Louisville today watching Teddy Bridgewater at his pro day instead of being in NJ, KNOWING that the Giants were talking to DRC.

  38. badmoonrison says: Mar 17, 2014 5:25 PM

    Is this the guy with 10 kids out of wedlock whose names he didn’t even know? Sounds like child support shouldn’t be a problem.

  39. blue18hutthutt says: Mar 17, 2014 5:26 PM

    Great signing as long as they use him correctly. He’s a bit of a finesse CB who is at his best playing off-man coverage where he can use his elite recovery speed to read and react to a receiver coming out of his break

  40. bigsam64 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:26 PM

    hey New Jersey Giant fans good luck with DRC he dosent tackle and dosent play “team” defense and with NO pass rush you are in big trouble

  41. gunnybunny31 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:29 PM

    Wish there was someway, somehow we could keep T2. A great feel-good story and he has the toughness the secondary needs.

    All in all, pretty pleased with this signing of DRC. Will miss Tuck though.

  42. dlk47823 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:30 PM

    Good signing for Giants…They’ll need allot of shutouts with Eli and that PATHETIC OFFENSE.

  43. birdzflyinhigh says: Mar 17, 2014 5:31 PM

    Not sure why giants fans are getting so excited. DRC is lazy and the least versatile corner out there. He even considered retirement a year ago that’s how little he cares about football. He can only play man, and gets bodied around by big WR and blown by with speed WR. Giants should know as they lit him up while in Philly. Now that he has is money, don’t expect any effort.

  44. jake6881 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:32 PM

    He is just good enough to be slightly above average. He gets beat by big receivers and he over plays the double move, which he has the speed to make up for, but doesn’t always get back in time. Waste of money. You should invested in another CB, Cro is better. Not to mention he gets killed in the run game. This guy wasn’t just let go for no reason. Good Luck NYG fans. I hope he pans out for you and has learned from his past mistakes.

    Anybody who thinks those Eagles are going to be easily beat this year. Should look a little closer. They have enough D to win the division. They need another safety and a pass rusher with a bit more explosiveness and they may get past the first round. 10 wins again this year. That should win the division.

  45. bbjohn171 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:35 PM

    The idea that DRC signing with the Giants is somehow a slight at the Jets is absurd.

    Looking at the way Idzik has operated so far, he is clearly not going to pay this kind of money when he knows the Jets are years away from contention. I think Decker was an exception due to their truly desperate need at WR.

    There’s no word that the Jets even offered DRC a contract. My guess is that Idzik was looking to nab him at a bargain price and decided to take a pass when he discovered what he would cost. If the Jets wanted him badly enough, they had the space to make it happen.

  46. seabreezes51 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:37 PM

    This is a great plan if it is supposed to boost the confidence of Eli in practice.

  47. bennyb82 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:37 PM


  48. nflviewer says: Mar 17, 2014 5:38 PM

    To make something clear, 7-9 isn’t a bad record, and 9-7 isn’t a good record. 7-9 to 9-7 are pretty middling. Yes, that means the Giants won a Super Bowl in 2011 after a pretty middling regular season. What else could one call it? They gave up 6 more points than they scored, and got beat by the Packers and Niners, and blown out by the Saints (the other 3 NFC division winners).

    Luckily for the 2011 Giants, 9-7 was good enough to win the division, and then they did play very well in the post-season. But 1 game above or below .500 isn’t “good” or “bad”.

  49. insanelomein2 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:40 PM

    We Eagles fans were pretty thrilled when they signed this guy 3 years ago. We were even more thrilled when they let him go last year.

    Giants fans, don’t bet the bank on this guy he’s an ocean of talent and a creeks worth of heart and determination.

  50. aeon712 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:42 PM

    Did the Giants not learn anything from seeing what a waste DRC was with the Eagles. Can’t wait to see him get burned by the Eagles twice a yr. He gave up in the Superbowl once they were down by 2 scores.

  51. toybkshr says: Mar 17, 2014 5:43 PM

    Good signing! Don’t know what the Bronco’s methodology was, but Talib is only a marginal upgrade if that.

    The Giants got a real upgrade.

  52. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 17, 2014 5:44 PM


  53. ravenswhat says: Mar 17, 2014 5:45 PM

    What a doofus. Didn’t he turn down like 55 mill from Denver? Nice going.

  54. toybkshr says: Mar 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    15 mil guaranteed – safe to say his agent played the Jets & Giants off each other pretty well.

  55. pftfan says: Mar 17, 2014 5:51 PM

    I remember a lot of the geniuses on here also saying the Jets were a 2 or 3 win team last year..

  56. jared984 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:56 PM

    OVERPAID! Way to overpay for a guy who had ONE, yes ONE good season. See how that contract plays out when he retires next year.

  57. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 17, 2014 5:59 PM

    Jets stay losing.

  58. arwiv says: Mar 17, 2014 5:59 PM

    He might have dogged it in philly but he had a very good season in Denver last year. His yards allowed per snap in coverage was 5th best in the NFL behind only Revis, Sherman, Keenan Lewis and Haden. He was pretty much a total shutdown CB last year. You haters are hating a bit too much.

  59. jolink653 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:04 PM

    Solid signing for the Giants, but I think they have bigger needs at other positions instead of spending so much on a CB. Top priority should be to fix the offensive line, and second should be to bolster the pass rush. JPP is the only pass rushing talent on that line right now, so their draft should be dedicated to lineman

  60. rkov says: Mar 17, 2014 6:06 PM

    As a Eagles fan i love the move!

  61. nflviewer says: Mar 17, 2014 6:07 PM

    Justin Tuck contributed 11 sacks to the stats sheets last season, but 9.5 of those were in 3 games (to be fair, 3 very good to great games by him), and there was no pass rush coming from him in the other 13 games.

    The Giants offense, first the offensive line, second the running backs, third the tight end position (no blocking and no receiving), fourth the split end position (Hakeem Nicks couldn’t get separation with a court order) and fifth (but not least) Manning all had awful years. The offense was where the Giants trouble was, and despite it all the team still finished 7-9. For what was viewed as a lousy year by Giant management and the fan base, 7-9 isn’t a bad record.

    The Giants could win the NFC East in 2014. Their off-season moves seem pretty smart. Of course, plenty of things could go wrong (even without serious injuries) and (like most any team) they could go 6-10 or worse.

  62. kgun80 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:08 PM

    It doesn’t matter how many pass rushers you have if your guys can’t cover… Remember that Yets fans when your watching Milliner and Walls chase guys into the endzone all season.

  63. keltictim says: Mar 17, 2014 6:13 PM

    Easy there G boys. My patriots have had a stellar off season, kinda reminds me of 2007. Just remember one thing Super Bowls are not won in March.

  64. horsepedlr says: Mar 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    he can’t and won’t tackle. he was a bust for the cards and we were glad to see him go.

  65. queeflatifah says: Mar 17, 2014 6:30 PM

    Dude didn’t wanna face tannehill twice a year

  66. m056432 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:35 PM

    This is the third or forth time I’ve seen comments about ojomo being a giant, they released him last year and last I checked he was with the titans. Great move w drc, but we need a pass rush

  67. thereyougo2 says: Mar 17, 2014 6:38 PM

    The Eagles running backs are estactic. Mr I cannot tackle is now with the Giants and they get him twice a year. Big Blue continues to remove any doubt of them gaining last place in the East.

  68. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Mar 17, 2014 6:59 PM

    Nice move! Now Lesean McCoy and Alfred Morris know which direction to run. Both Giants and Cowboys seem to have forgotten what division they’re in.

  69. RexCanCoach says: Mar 17, 2014 7:05 PM

    Thrilled the Jets did not completely overpay for this guy like Giants did, which they will regret for years. Guy has talent but no heart, he isn’t even sure he wants to play football anymore.

    Idzik is showing remarkable patience and will not overpay for sub standard talent. $35 million for this guy you gotta be nuts.

    Meanwhile the Giants have no pass rush and no money left…great going Reece – enjoy another terrible year defensively.

  70. n0hopeleft says: Mar 17, 2014 7:20 PM

    Who let the empty trophy case clan in on the Giants thread? You fools have tried to win a Superbowl for 50+ years, and failed every single time. Theres a word in the English language for your circumstances: LOSERS.

  71. mhohmann says: Mar 17, 2014 7:23 PM

    Enjoy Kyle Wilson.

  72. rkov says: Mar 17, 2014 7:30 PM

    A good signing? Why is this his 4th team within 5 years?

  73. hopper15 says: Mar 17, 2014 7:45 PM

    Giants have added niece pieces in the secondary. But Eli has to reduce his turnovers next season.

  74. stercuilus65 says: Mar 17, 2014 7:49 PM

    Wow. There is a reason teams keep giving up on this guy. Desperation signing by the Giants.

  75. kev86 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:05 PM

    DRC to NYG. He should love playing for Big Blue. Very good FA sign. See you soon Philly!!!

  76. gmen32 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:09 PM

    Great job Jerry. You’ve rocked in free agency.
    Grab a solid tight end in the draft.

  77. greymares says: Mar 17, 2014 8:23 PM

    I’ll give the Giant fan base 6 games and they’ll be pulling their hair out with this guy. The Eagle, Cowboy and Redskin receivers are jumping up and down thrilled that their numbers just went through the roof. D.R.C. will leave 10 yds. of cushion and will never make a tackle after the catch.

  78. billco6192013 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:27 PM

    Now we will show u how real G men handle there business.

  79. mikelitoris1 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:35 PM

    Everyone is so quick to forget what little effort DRC puts on the field as long as he’s getting paid. He’ll be one of this year’s biggest FA busts.

  80. wiztopher says: Mar 17, 2014 9:07 PM

    Eagles have the rest of the Division taking the gas pipe.

  81. jpherling says: Mar 17, 2014 10:06 PM

    They now have four players qualified to start at cornerback, but no replacements for Linval Joseph or David Baas. They may soon need to replace Kevin Boothe and Chris Snee. They need better players than Will Beatty and Jacquian Williams. What is Reese thinking?

  82. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 17, 2014 10:26 PM

    Jets, Mets…Mets, Jets, same difference. Always envious of the Yanks/Sox and the Giants/Pats. Clippers and Bengals fans are even laughing at you.

  83. pdixon920 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:33 PM

    I like to think of myself as pretty objective when it comes to my opinions about football, I know there is not a lot of that on these thhreads so bare with me. There is not a single person out there that can defend this acquisition who has watched any football the last five years unles you are wearing your “big blue colored glasses”. This guy is the Albert Haynesworth of DB’s, his play was inconsistent and his effort lackadaisical at best throughout his career, now that he got his money, you can wave any effort goodbye. At least Haynesworth had 1-2 monster years knowing he had free agency coming up, this guy had his best year in a while in a contract year and still wasn’t great. Another in a long line of questionable moves by an organization that was vey well run for a decade. This guy will be a bust, guaranteed.

  84. matterson20 says: Mar 17, 2014 11:08 PM

    Denver signs one good corner and loses another. Elway’s BRILLIANT.

  85. deezyny says: Mar 17, 2014 11:08 PM

    For everyone questioning DRC’s heart, he specifically stated that the retirement comments were based on the fact that he only had a 1 year contract, and if he was to under perform, he would basically be done in the NFL.

    Secondly, he’s also stated how highly he regards Antrel Rolle. I’m sure Rolle, as a defensive captain for the Giant’s, will provide DRC with all the motivation he needs to perform.

    Everyone doubting DRC will see. This is the perfect fit for him. This secondary will be beastly.

  86. lctrain34 says: Mar 17, 2014 11:40 PM

    LOL another great move for Giant fans. Getting a “ME” guy. Giant fans better hope they don’t look as bad as they did last year. If they do, DRC will stoop down to that level – buyer beware.

  87. sonopazzo6 says: Mar 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    He’s a bum……he should find something to do professionally that he enjoys doing, it sure ain’t football………disgruntled Eagles fan here!

  88. billco6192013 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:36 AM


  89. billco6192013 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:48 AM


  90. thevet732thelinc236 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:53 AM

    D.R.C. That stands for Doesn’t Really Care. Between DRC and Quentin Demps the Ginas picked up two Eagles cast offs and the blue faithful are crowing like they just signed Deion and Ronnie Lott.

    I can’t wait to see the Eagles receiving corps leave these two Stiffs in the dust.

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