Sep 282016
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, New York Giants (September 11, 2016)

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New York Giants cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and Eli Apple (hamstring) were injured in the game against the Washington Redskins.

Rodgers-Cromartie said there is no tear and he has begun some light running.  “Definitely (I expect to play on Monday against the Vikings),” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I feel like it is a game that we are going to need everybody, so the main thing is to stay heavy on the treatment and continue to strengthen it… It is day to day. Depending on how I wake up and how it is feeling, but the key is to go out and do some things.”

Apple said his hamstring is getting better.  “I don’t know about practice,” Apple said. “We are going to have to take it day-by-day. With a hamstring you don’t want to rush it too much and put too much pressure on it yet, but you just have to take it day-by-day and see what happens.”

The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive tackle Michael Ola off of the New York Giants Practice Squad. To fill the vacant spot, the Giants signed offensive lineman Jon Halapio to the Practice Squad.

Halapio was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He has bounced around different leagues and teams including the Patriots (2014), Boston Brawlers (2014), Denver Broncos (2014–2015), Arizona Cardinals (2015), Brooklyn Bolts (2015), and Patriots (2016) again. He has not played in an NFL regular-season game. Halapio is stout and strong but lacks ideal height and athleticism for tackle.

The Giants signed Ola to the Practice Squad last week. Ola is a journeyman who has bounced around different leagues and teams including the Jacksonville Sharks (2012), Montreal Alouettes (2012–2013), Miami Dolphins (2014), Chicago Bears (2014), San Diego Chargers (2015), Detroit Lions (2015), and Seattle Seahawks (2016). He has played in 23 regular-season NFL games with 19 starts.

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The Giants return to practice at 11:40AM on Thursday.

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