Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to Sign with the Redskins
Last week, Ian Rapoport reported that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has filed to be reinstated from the retirement and that it had been approved. This week, Rapoport has reported that Rodgers-Cromartie will sign with the Redskins.
Rodgers-Cromartie played in seven games with the Raiders last year before abruptly announcing his retirement at the age of 32. Rodgers-Cromartie made the Pro-Bowl in 2012 with Arizona and in 2015 with the New York Giants. The Redskins will be his sixth team since entering the league in 2009. Rodgers-Cromartie and new Redskins’ safety Landon Collins were teammates in New York for three years. The thinking from the Redskins is that Rodgers-Cromartie will play Free Safety.
Rodgers-Cromartie brings with him 30 career interceptions and six returns for touchdowns. At the time of his retirement, he was graded above average by Pro Football Focus (PFF). In 2016, PFF graded him as the highest rated cornerback in football.