The roller coaster ride in East Rutherford is not over yet - not even close.
Rodgers-Cromartie did exit Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Chargers due to what was believed to be a left leg injury, but he was excluded from the injury report.
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo says Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been suspended by the team. If they galvanize ahead of Sunday night's game in Denver and actually manage to be competitive, it will be impressive.
This news comes after the Giants had already demoted Eli Apple at the cornerback position, who voiced his opinions about being a "scapegoat" for the Giants' woes after said demotion. He spoke to the coaching staff about his disappointment with his role. Jenkins is more than deserving of matching up with opponents' top wideouts, as he is coming off a fantastic Pro Bowl season with the Giants and has always been a highly talented player, but Apple, a first-round pick (10th overall) of the Giants in 2016, still looks like a rookie in over his head. There were also many issues with star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. before his injury. Rodgers-Cromartie tells ESPN's Josina Anderson he plans to rejoin the team on Thursday.
McAdoo was asked about the perception that he has lost the team, to which he responded: "Not concerned about perception, concerned about reality".
She later got another statement from the cornerback that clarifies the situation a little more.
Rodgers-Cromartie was hobbled late in Sunday's loss.
The Giants need a cornerback to cover the slot and DRC is the best option they have. With him suspended, an incredibly banged up Giants team will have one fewer competent body to put on the football field every week.