Head coach Ben McAdoo said he spoke with Rodgers-Cromartie on Tuesday, and that Rodgers-Cromartie was at the team's facility on Wednesday morning and attended team meetings and later chose to leave. The Friday and Sunday incidents led to a meeting Tuesday between Rodgers-Cromartie and head coach Ben McAdoo in which McAdoo told Rodgers-Cromartie that he would be inactive for this Sunday's game in Denver and fined for walking out of Friday's recovery session.
If the Giants suspend Rodgers-Cromartie for the full four weeks allowed, they would either have to release him or reinstate him to the roster for their November 12 game at the 49ers.
"DRC came in yesterday, we had a conversation that was personal upstairs and he came in today and made a decision to leave", McAdoo told reporters. He and Rodgers-Cromartie are two of the most valuable players on the team.
"DRC came in yesterday, we had a conversation that was personal upstairs", McAdoo said. Ross Cockrell entered the game when the Giants used their nickel sub-package, bumping Rodgers-Cromartie back inside. With the addition of free agent Janoris Jenkins and first-round pick Eli Apple, however, his role has diminished slightly in recent years.
Rodgers-Cromartie, a veteran, has been with the Giants since 2014 and is part of a team that is now 0-5, its season all but over. If the Giants cut him, he would carry $2 million in dead cap space for 2018, a savings of $6.5 million.