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Giants ask NFL for clarification of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie pass interference call

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the New York Giants breaks

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the New York Giants breaks up a pass against Breshad Perriman of the Baltimore Ravens and is called for pass interference in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

The Giants want to know what Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did wrong when he was flagged for a critical pass-interference penalty late in Sunday’s win over the Ravens.

“We’re going to send that in and get some feedback from the league, get their interpretation,” coach Ben McAdoo said Monday.

Teams usually ask the NFL for clarification of questionable calls. Not that the league’s response will change anything on a penalty that could have decided the game. That flag moved the ball from the Giants’ 38 to the 8 and set up the Ravens’ go-ahead touchdown with 2:04 left. It could have sunk the Giants’ chances in the game and perhaps the season.

The Giants weren’t the only team with a controversial late take on pass interference. The Seahawks beat the Falcons on Sunday after cornerback Richard Sherman clearly interfered with receiver Julio Jones, a play that went unflagged. It stirred up discussion about whether pass interference should be a reviewable play.

Giants co-owner John Mara has been outspoken against expanding replay.

“I think it’s an interesting topic,” McAdoo said. “It’ll be interesting to see where it goes. It seems like replay is a topic that comes up each and every offseason. Right now, it’s not, so in the offseason we’ll review it.”

Hip issue for Beckham?

The Giants might be just as concerned about Odell Beckham Jr.’s aches as they are his antics. The star receiver suffered a hip pointer in the first half Sunday, missed several plays and limped out of the postgame locker room.

“He’s down there getting some treatment,” McAdoo said of Beckham’s injury status. “We’ll know more when we go to hit the field [on Wednesday].”

It seems unlikely that Beckham will miss Sunday’s game in London against the Los Angeles Rams because of the injury, but he might be limited or unavailable to participate in workouts leading up to the game. “We’ll see early in the week,’’ McAdoo said of Beckham’s practice schedule. “I’m sure he’s going to be sore.’’

Giant steps

McAdoo said he has not heard from the NFL regarding their investigation into a locker-room incident last week in which left tackle Ereck Flowers pushed a reporter after the loss in Green Bay. Flowers played every snap Sunday against the Ravens. McAdoo said any team discipline will be “handled internally” . . . Safety Nat Berhe tweeted that he has been cleared to return after missing three games with a concussion

. . . McAdoo did not have any updates on injuries to linebacker Keenan Robinson (ankle), cornerback Trevin Wade (ankle) or long snapper Zak DeOssie (ankle) other than they are sore . . . The Giants had two sacks Sunday, and McAdoo said the pass rush “took a step forward.”


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