28-Year-Old Cornerback – New York Giants
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Starting corner, opposite Prince Amukamara, giving the Giants one of the better starting tandems in the league. ...
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Contract Information:
Signed a five-year contract with the Giants worth $35 million in March of 2014.
September 25, 2014 – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Rodgers-Cromartie (thigh) has returned to Thursday's game, The Record reports.
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Rodgers-Cromartie raised a few eyebrows Monday when he said he was going to retire if the Broncos won the Super Bowl. He then backtracked a little bit Tuesday to say that he was misunderstood, and then Wednesday he finally came out and definitively said he will try to play next season. He'll be a free agent, but with the way he played this season, he'll surely find a team willing to pay him.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Rodgers-Cromartie added that his contract expires after this season and that some players get one-year contracts but others don't. Overall, it sounds like DRC will be back next season, as his solid play this year surely afforded him a contract from one of the 32 NFL teams next year.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Rodgers-Cromartie said that his original goal was to play five years in the league, before noting that he's already played six. Despite the talk, it would be very surprising if he did decide to hang it up, as he's still considered one of the better cover corners in the league.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Rodgers-Cromartie will try to resurrect his career in Denver after two disappointing seasons in Philadelphia. He should get plenty of passes thrown his way, as opposing quarterbacks tend to be hesitant to throw at Champ Bailey.
With Asante Samuel out of town, DRC will start at corner opposite Nnamdi Asomugha. He'll be worth watching as an IDP if he regains his ballhawking tendencies.
If Asante Samuel doesn't get traded, Rodgers-Cromartie will serve as Philadelphia's third corner.
His attention wanes at times, and he doesn't like to hit, perhaps due to his slight frame. Rodgers-Cromartie earned a Pro Bowl roster spot this season, and he has 10 interceptions in 32 NFL regular-season games, but he still has plenty of room for improvement. It's important to remember that he's only 23 years old, and he played his college ball at unheralded Tennessee State. It's good news that his knee injury isn't expected to be a substantial setback, since he will benefit from participating in Arizona's offseason workout program. He has shown a lot of potential in his first two NFL seasons, and his ceiling remains very high.
The Cardinals didnít put too much pressure on Rodgers-Cromartie last season, even though he was the teamís 2008 first-round draft pick. DRC exceeded expectations by winning a starting role in late September and racking up four interceptions to go with 42 tackles in 16 regular-season games (11 starts), plus two more picks in the playoffs. He has a clear starting role this season and Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner -- a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate -- has high praise for DRCís speed and potential. Warner is lucky that he only has to face DRC during practice. The 23-year-old improved markedly as his rookie season wore on and even better things could be in store this season and beyond.
The first-round pick for the Cardinals will likely make an impact this season, but it might take a few weeks for him to adjust to the rigors of playing in the NFL. Rodgers-Cromartie is talented, but lacks the experience after playing at Tennessee State in college. The Cardinals will bring him along slowly, but he should eventually earn playing time and provide some IDP value.