Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reinstated by Giants


Rodgers-Cromartie was optimistic he would be allowed to return as early as this week after being suspended indefinitely on Thursday for violating the team rules. McAdoo disciplined Rodgers-Cromartie last week when he left the team following a disagreement over being benched for the game against the Broncos.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport's sources, Rodgers-Cromartie hurt his leg against the Chargers and was replaced in the game by a backup, something that the cornerback didn't like, sparking his outburst.

The Giants were off Tuesday following Sunday night's road victory in Denver.

The problems began when Rodgers-Cromartie left a recovery session early on October 6.

Rodgers-Cromartie admitted to ESPN he "handled the situation the wrong way".

DRC received his team suspension last week after reportedly getting into multiple heated exchanges with head coach Ben McAdoo that started during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on October 8.

In order to make room on the roster, the Giants announced that they have waived/injured cornerback Michael Hunter, who sustained a hamstring injury on Sunday against the Broncos. Donte Deayon, promoted from the practice squad to take Rodgers-Cromartie's spot, got the majority of the snaps as the fifth defensive back.

It was perhaps the best game from the Giants defense all season, actually.