Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie may be a part-time player for a while. The Giants' best cornerback rotated in and out of Sunday's game against the Falcons while nursing a leg injury. Rodgers-Cromartie called it an ankle injury Sunday night, but coach Tom Coughlin said it might be more than a simple sprain.

"It's a leg injury, but pinpointing it is not something that I'm going to try to do," Coughlin said. "It starts with an ankle but I have noticed that he has had some issues way up high in the hip area also from time to time. I'm just going to stick with the leg for right now."

On Sept. 25, Rodgers-Cromartie missed several snaps in the Washington game with what the Giants then called a "thigh" injury. He underwent tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery Monday afternoon.

If he can't play with it, the Giants likely will go with the system they used Sunday: Rodgers-Cromartie plays when he can and sits when he can't. Zack Bowman played for him on the snaps he was sidelined. The Giants also added cornerback Jayron Hosley to their active roster as he returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Cornerback Chandler Fenner was waived to make room.

Giant steps

Coughlin said Odell Beckham Jr. came out of his first NFL game without any further damage to the hamstring injury that sidelined him until Sunday. "He seemed to be very fine today, there wasn't any issue," Coughlin said. "We will push him along even further now." . . . Guard Geoff Schwartz (toe) is eligible to practice next Monday and can play in the Nov. 3 game against the Colts when he comes off injured reserve with a designation to return . . . The Giants waived receiver Julian Talley. They released Trindon Holliday (hamstring) from injured reserve, allowing the veteran kickoff returner to sign with another team.

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