Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reinstated cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tuesday, after suspending him for leaving the team, the team announced on Tuesday.
Despite all of the reported issues, Landon Collins was supportive of DRC after the game against the Broncos, and said via NJ.com, “My man is coming back Monday.”
“His mindset is he just wants to be out here,” Collins added. “We always have our chant, ‘See ball, get ball.’ He sent us a group message, ‘See ball, go get ball.’ And we all replied back, ‘See ball, get ball.’”
The Giants are coming off a Sunday Night Football win against the Broncos that nobody expected them to win. The Giants went into the game depleted offensively with injuries, missing both Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr. Yet they were able to come away with an impressive road victory, 20-10.
The Giants will hope to carry the momentum and welcome back Rodgers-Cromartie into Sunday as they welcome Seattle to MetLife Stadium.
Poor air quality has caused high school and youth teams to forgo outdoor activities altogether to protect players from smoke inhalation. Many high school games have already been canceled for this week.
Oakland shortened its practice on Thursday, also, as the EPA has deemed the region’s air quality “unhealthy.” While players are on the field, some are taking extra measures to avoid smoke inhalation.
“We’re seeing the worst air quality ever recorded in many parts of the Bay Area,” Tom Flannigan from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District told the Chronicle. “The entire Bay Area population is likely being affected by the smoke.”
The wildfires have claimed the lives of at least 23 people, while hundreds remain missing. It may disrupt the Raiders’ game preparation routine, but that’s a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme.