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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 'definitely not retiring'

There was an interesting story ahead of Super Bowl week that Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would retire if they won the Super Bowl. It is shocking because he is only 27 years-old, and in the prime of his career. One teammate is assuring everyone that Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t retiring.

“He and I are free agents and I can tell you, DRC’s definitely not retiring,”  Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers said. “He’s an effortless athlete. Not too many cornerbacks can turn and move and jump like that. He’s fluid.”

Rodgers-Cromartie backed off those comments at media day.

“That was misread,” Rodgers-Cromartie said Wednesday, via Mike Klis of theDenver Post. “I’m definitely not retiring. What I’m saying is when I look at the history of the NFL and these guys that come up with one-year contracts, that’s it for them.

“I’m just talking from personal experience with my good friend Fabian Washington. He’s a guy who can definitely still play in this league. He came out in the first round, made it through his first contract. Then he got a one-year deal and … he’s home. And he still has his speed, he still has his cover speed. He can definitely still play. So you’ve got to think about life outside of football.”

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