According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, former Philadelphia Eagles CB and free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (be-lovingly known as DRC) has signed a one year, $5 million deal with the Denver Broncos.
Broncos reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Eagles CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013
With Nnamdi Asomugha having been cut by the Eagles yesterday, the Eagles will now have 2 new starting CBs in 2013. Recent free agent signing Bradley Fletcher will aim to take one of those spots.
Brought here by the unforgettable Kevin Kolb trade in the summer of 2011, DRC had his fair share of ups and downs during his 2 year Eagles career. At times, he could be very impressive with his blazing speed and ball skills. Other times he was the victim of rightly deserved criticism for a lack of effort and horrible tackling.
DRC spent most of 2011 playing as the Eagles slot CB, which wasn't his natural position. That didn't work out well. He moved back to playing on the outside in 2012 and played well to start the season. Once defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was fired after week 6, however, DRC's play slipped and he finished out the season in terrible form. Out of 113 CBs, DRC ended up ranking 98th by Pro Football Focus.
Some may have thought the Eagles might have interest in bringing him back but that never seemed to be the case. It's a shame his time in Philadelphia didn't work out better for both sides, but now he has a nice chance with the Broncos on a 1 year "prove you can play" deal. If the Broncos can get the best out of him, they could find themselves with a valuable player. If not, DRC probably won't have a long stint in Denver either.