New York Giants sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to five-year deal


Free-agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the New York Giants, after a two-day visit to East Rutherford to meet with the G-Men and neighboring Jets.

The former Denver Bronco reached a deal Monday evening, according to the New York Daily News‘ Ralph Vacchiano. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the deal is worth $39.5 million with $15 million guaranteed.

Rodgers-Cromartie, 27, had three interceptions as a member of the AFC Champion Broncos this past season. He has recorded 19 in a six-year career that has included stops with the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles.

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound defensive back’s deal appears to be quite a bit less than the six-year, $54 million offer he turned down from Denver last week. Still, after a physical Monday, Rodgers-Cromartie decided to officially become the latest acquisition in a busy free-agency period for Big Blue.

He is expected to be the starting cornerback opposite Prince Amukamara, replacing longtime veteran Corey Webster, whose contract was voided earlier in the offseason.

Rodgers-Cromartie was selected 16th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He was elected to his lone Pro Bowl in 2009 after 50-tackle, six-interception campaign.

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