Giants’ roster-slashing reaches Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
At the bye week last season, a proposal from the Giants coaching realm was suggested to the front office: The team is sagging and needs change. How about cutting Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brad Wing and Bobby Hart? It would have sent a message to the team: Poor performance or bad attitude means you are not safe.
No, we will not do that, was the reply.
We’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to see if Reid has anything more to say about the reasons behind the Chiefs’ decision to trade Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick for a 2018 fourth-round pick and 2019 second-round pick.
Football is so dominant for six months of the year, Ebersol says. It even hides a number we focused on: millions of fans who stop watching the top five sports in America when football is off the air. Millions of football fans who don’t want to watch other sports.
And there are 59 million who play fantasy sports, 29 million of them stopped when football ended.
There are two ways for Gettleman to go here, and the most anticipated path leads directly to Andrew Norwell, the top guard on the market. Expect the Giants to make an immediate call to Norwell. As the Panthers’ general manager, Gettleman signed Norwell in 2014 as an undrafted free agent from Ohio State. Securing Norwell this time will be far more expensive, as he will likely exceed the $12 million per year the Browns paid Kevin Zeitler last year (five years, $60 million, with $31.4 million guaranteed). To get this sort of deal done, the Giants will have to backload the annual salaries to ensure a relatively low 2018 cap hit.
Sammy Watkins agreed to a three-year, $48 million deal with the Chiefs, according to ESPN.com, adding another weapon to their growing arsenal. The Bears reportedly had shown interest in Watkins as well, but ultimately agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal with Jaguars free agent Allen Robinson.
The 24-year-old Robinson is coming off a torn ACL, suffered in Jacksonville’s opener last season. Watkins, also 24, caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in his first season with the Rams last season, after being traded from the Bills in the offseason.