Rodgers-Cromartie last season was suspended in Week 6 for walking out on then-coach Ben McAdoo after being told he'd be inactive for that weekend's game in Denver, with the team at 0-5. He followed up with six interceptions in 2016 and earned second-team All-Pro honours. The Patriots' other starting cornerback, Malcolm Butler, is expected to leave the team after he was benched by Belichick in Super Bowl LII. Hill explained that the Patriots could use the veteran cornerback to play alongside Gilmore for 2018. Sherman, for his part, was signed by the San Francisco 49ers [VIDEO] to a three-year deal worth $39 million.
As a result, Rodgers-Cromartie had one of his least productive seasons in 2017 failed to record a single interception the entire year for just the second time in his 10-year National Football League career. The Giants didn't want to pay Rodgers-Cromartie's $6.48 million salary after that.
Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to hit the free agent market at his desired position, a corner, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He appeared in 61 games with 44 starts in four seasons with Big Blue, recording 11 interceptions and 47 passes defensed.