According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Rodgers-Cromartie had a conversation with McAdoo on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, when he ultimately made a decision to leave practice shortly after he got there.
McAdoo provided no other details about why Rodgers-Cromartie opted to go home but Art Stapleton of The Record (N.J.) reports that he was upset with his current usage as a slot corner.
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It seems possible that despite Apple's struggles and Rodgers-Cromartie's strong play, the Giants could be looking to go back to Apple as a primary perimeter corner-for an 0-5 team, it's certainly common to give younger players more in-game reps, and Rodgers-Cromartie (31 years old) has almost a decade on Apple (22).
Collins, an All-Pro last season, was hobbled throughout the Giants' game against the Chargers. After the Giants demoted Eli Apple for Rodgers-Cromartie last Sunday, Apple wasn't happy and said he was a scapegoat. This is his 10th National Football League season since being drafted No. 16 overall by the Cardinals in 2008. Janoris Jenkins also left the game early but it hasn't been said why. On WFAN, NFL Network's Mike Francesa said Rodgers-Cromartie took off his pads at halftime and declared he was done playing, according to the New York Post. The Giants then suspended him.
The Giant, who told ESPN he planned on returning Thursday, said he was suspended before he left.