NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Rodgers-Cromartie is moving from cornerback to safety, where he'll compete with starter Darian Thompson for playing time.
Rodgers-Cromartie responded positively, telling NFL Network's Kim Jones: "All I need is a chance."
It was a miserable season for just about everybody in New York's secondary. Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins and Rodgers-Cromartie were all suspended at one point or another in 2017. Former All-Pro safety Landon Collins called Apple "a cancer." The team gave up the second-most passing yards per game (252.4).
But Ben McAdoo and former general manager Jerry Reese are gone. Shurmur and Gettleman are in. The Giants are ready to take a step toward improving their secondary, and moving in that direction apparently includes pushing Rodgers-Cromartie to safety.