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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 193
College: Tennessee State
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The Giants plan to have new CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie shadow No. 1 receivers.
DRC won't be playing "sides" in the Big Apple. "Are you the best receiver (on your) team?," coach Tom Coughlin asked rhetorically. "(DRC's) following you then. ... He's physical enough. When you watch him closely, he doesn't shy away." The G-Men paid DRC No. 1 cornerback money, and plan to utilize him like one. They just have to hope the DRC of 2013, and not 2011-12, shows up this season. Mar 27 - 10:10 PM

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The New York Daily News reports coach Rex Ryan is "pissed" the Jets couldn't land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or another top cornerback in free agency after releasing Antonio Cromartie.

It hints at a potential rift between the Jets' longtime coach and second-year GM John Idzik. Idzik may have to try and lure 30-year-old Cromartie back to New York after striking out on DRC, Walter Thurmond III, Vontae Davis, and Alterraun Verner. There aren't any other desirable starting corners left in free agency that fit Ryan's press-man scheme. Idzik could also look to the trade market. Two names that might available are Dallas' Morris Claiborne and Houston's Johnathan Joseph.
Mar 17 - 7:13 PM

Giants agreed to terms with CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a five-year, $39 million contract.

We suspect the G-Men built protective language into the deal after DRC openly contemplated retirement during Super Bowl week. Giants GM Jerry Reese made his secondary a huge free-agency priority, re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown, while adding Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III, and Quintin Demps. Still only 28 (in April), Rodgers-Cromartie was a borderline shutdown corner in Denver last season, intercepting three passes and allowing just one touchdown over the Broncos' final 14 games. He'll bookend Prince Amukamara as the Giants' starting corners. Expect Thurmond to cover the slot on passing downs. These are major upgrades to the back end of Big Blue's defense.
Mar 17 - 4:54 PM

The Giants will give free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie a physical on Monday.

Physicals are generally routine on free agent visits, but it sounds like this one could be the precursor to a signing. The Giants have aggressively revamped their secondary, landing Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps while re-signing Trumaine McBride and Stevie Brown. DRC would be an impact cherry on top.
Mar 16 - 9:58 PM

The NY Daily News' Manish Mehta reports Jets coach Rex Ryan wants to sign free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie "badly."

As Mehta notes, DRC is an "ideal fit" in Ryan's scheme as a press-man cover corner who can chase opposing top receivers. Rodgers-Cromartie's passion for football has long been questioned, but Rex has a knack for getting the most out of his players. DRC would be a huge upgrade on Antonio Cromartie in New York.
Mar 16 - 8:46 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "lurking" in the bidding for free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

In Cleveland, DRC could team with Joe Haden to give new coach Mike Pettine one of the league's most talented cornerback tandems. Rodgers-Cromartie will be in New York until Monday, where he's been meeting with the Jets and Giants. Rapoport suggested on Twitter Sunday that the holdup in talks with the Jets is whether owner Woody Johnson will be willing to pony up enough money.
Mar 16 - 7:55 PM

NJ.com reports free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will meet with the Giants the day after meeting with the Jets.

If his intention is to goad the Jets into overpaying, visiting the cross-town rival Giants the very next day is a solid ploy. DRC is the best-remaining corner on the market by some distance and should find no trouble getting paid. He turns 28 next month and is coming off a top-five level season.
Source: NJ.com
Mar 14 - 6:18 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will meet with the Jets.

It will be DRC's first-known visit of free agency. The best-remaining corner on the market by a long shot, DRC provides the kind of press coverage Jets coach Rex Ryan is looking for. DRC was Pro Football Focus' No. 5 corner in 2013. He turns 28 next month.
Mar 14 - 3:41 PM

A source tells ProFootballTalk that free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie turned down a six-year, $54 million offer from the Broncos.

The offer was made prior to the Broncos reached out to Darrelle Revis and Aqib Talib. Now Rodgers-Cromartie is the odd man out in a game of musical chairs. He's the best corner remaining on the market, but teams may be turned off by his retirement talk during Super Bowl week. DRC should've jumped on that Broncos offer.
Mar 13 - 3:36 PM

The Jets have had "general conversations" with free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

The Jets whiffed on Alterraun Verner and Vontae Davis in free agency, and GM John Idzik reportedly wanted no part of Darrelle Revis. If motivated, DRC is one of the game's top cover corners, though his market has been nonexistent since contemplating retirement during Super Bowl week. He turns 28 in April.
Mar 13 - 11:56 AM

The Broncos have ended negotiations with free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after signing Aqib Talib.

They gave Talib a six-year, $57 million deal with an NFL cornerback record $25.5 million guaranteed, surpassing Brandon Carr's $25 million guarantee. Rodgers-Cromartie could shop his wares to the Patriots or Jets, who are both now corner needy. Despite a standout 2013 campaign, "DRC" has otherwise generated no free agent buzz since pondering retirement during Super Bowl week.
Mar 11 - 11:50 PM

SI's Peter King says free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is "likely" to re-sign with the Broncos.

After watching Sam Shields get a four-year, $39 million deal, Rodgers-Cromartie would be insane not to test the market. Ultimately, the Broncos are expected to pony up the cash. They have the 10th-most cap space in the league, Rodgers-Cromartie was an elite cover corner throughout the Super Bowl run and Chris Harris is coming off an ACL tear. DRC was our No. 5 free agent corner available this spring, just ahead of Shields.
Source: SI.com
Mar 10 - 9:02 AM

The Broncos met with free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at the Combine.

Rodgers-Cromartie is considered the Broncos' top priority, but negotiations are still in the early stages. The sides are expected to be in regular communication over the next two weeks and could reach an agreement before free agency opens on March 11.
Mar 1 - 2:40 PM

Following Sunday's Super Bowl, free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reiterated that he wants to play in 2014.

Rodgers-Cromartie made waves early last week when he said he'd consider retirement if the Broncos won the Super Bowl. They didn't, but it would have been hard to see him hanging up the cleats regardless. DRC is 27 years old and set to break the bank after grading out as a top-four cover corner in PFF's 2013 grades. With Chris Harris coming off an ACL tear and Champ Bailey on his last legs, the Broncos will make a hard push to bring Rodgers-Cromartie back.
Feb 3 - 12:38 PM

Speaking at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, Broncos RCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie backtracked on his retirement talk by saying if he's offered a long-term contract this offseason, he'll take it.

Rodgers-Cromartie said Monday that if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, then he'd consider retirement. DRC's agent likely contacted him after Monday's statement and advised him that he's not doing himself any favors by saying he'd be willing to walk away from the game as he's set to hit free agency. He's just 27 years old and is coming off arguably the best season of his career. DRC was a top-four cover corner in Pro Football Focus' end-of-season ratings.
Jan 28 - 10:52 AM

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