After a disappointing 2017 season, the New York Giants were looking to change some things around to head into the right direction.
Weeks ago, one of the beliefs was that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would move to the free safety position, where he would likely pair with Landon Collins.
With a new coaching staff and some new schemes, the #Giants are moving pieces around: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is moving to safety, I’m told. He’ll compete with starter Darian Thompson.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2018
However, that appears to not be the case.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports the position change was,
Position change for DRC? Not so fast https://t.co/bRQtCBfPLs— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) March 8, 2018
As Schwartz states in his article, Rodgers-Cromartie was never informed about the potential switch to safety.
Moving the veteran to safety would not make the most sense, as the cornerback depth chart is rather weak behind Janoris Jenkins. However, Schwartz does not necessarily rule out the position change, as it could come later on. But as of this writing, no such move is happening.
Let's not forget that the Giants are switching to a 3-4 defense under new coordinator James Bettcher.
Yet, Rodgers-Cromartie is still a cut candidate this offseason, as he carries a cap hit of $8.5 million entering the final year of his contract.
There are more questions than answers surrounding Rodgers-Cromartie, and we'll just have to wait and see what the future holds for the cornerback.