New York Giants: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Missing Practice Time


Oct 5, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

(21) breaks up a pass intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver

Devin Hester

(17) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

It appears Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is missing some practice time. Not from one debilitating injury, but from several nagging pains that the NFL season is sure to bring when you’re as physical as DRC is. Today our Staff Writer Anthony Valerio (@anthonyvalerio0) hit us with this:

"DRC has yet to practice this week and based on what Coughin said today, it seems he’s convinced DRC won’t play Sunday and could be out until after the Week 9 bye."

Heavy information, so we looked into the situation. On the Blue Bird, Connor Orr is tweeting that Cromartie says he is playing at about 60% and thinks he might not play if he misses practice tomorrow:

That doesn’t sound good at all. For even more, we continued to look around and found this report from Nick Powell over at titled, Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie misses practice for second straight day. It talks about the specifics of Dominique’s issues:

"Rodgers-Cromartie has been dealing with a hamstring and back injury, which has also been classified as an ankle and IT band problem, and failed to make it through the entirety of the last two games.With the Giants’ bye week approaching after the Cowboys, there is a chance the team will hold Rodgers-Cromartie out of Sunday’s game to give him an opportunity to get healthy for their Monday night matchup against the Indianapolis Colts on November 3."

With Trumaine McBride out for the season, this isn’t the best news. DRC will do all he can to get ready, but recently promoted CB Chandler Fenner may be pressed into a bigger role on this defense. will be back with more on the developing story later.