The New York Giants reported to OTA's on Monday and there was one prominent defensive player who didn't make an appearance at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who the Giants signed to a five-year, $35 million deal two years ago was not a present for the workouts.
Ben McAdoo didn't necessarily express disappointment with the veteran cornerback not showing up, but Rodgers-Cromartie's presence would have surely help newly signed defensive back Janoris Jenkins and first round draft pick Eli Apple's acclimation to Steve Spagnuolo's system.
"It’s a voluntary opportunity, OTA’s," noted McAdoo. "If he’s here, we’ll coach him. If he’s not, we wish him nothing but the best."
The Giants first year head coach stopped short of calling out his defensive playmaker, but acknowledged the importance of having veteran leaders during team activities .
"Like I said, this is a voluntary camp," noted McAdoo. "We want all of our guys here. We feel it’s important to developing the team and building fundamentals and working on communication and we can’t wait to get DRC back."