Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos to make ‘serious attempt’ to re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


The Denver Broncos cut cornerback Champ Bailey earlier this week and that has many fans wondering what will be next for the other cornerbacks the team both have on roster and those they could possibly lose this upcoming week in free agency.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos are looking at making a serious attempt to bring back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie this offseason and may pony up to his price tag.

Per the Denver Post:

Rodgers-Cromartie played last season with a one-year contract worth $5 million. After letting his mind publicly wander late last season toward retirement, Rodgers-Cromartie has made it clear that he will keep playing. He is expected to command a multiyear contract that averages $6 million to $7 million per season. The Broncos will make a serious attempt to re-sign him.

There are other cornerback options out there on the market for Denver but there’s a good chance that their inside track with Rodgers-Cromartie will go a long way in making a deal with him easier than with others. He’s not a lock to return, but the Broncos are clearly going to make an attempt that sees such a thing happen.

Tags: Denver Broncos Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie NFL Free Agency 2014

  • Matthew Heuser

    They should have had him under contract before releasing bailey. What’s their plan b

    • Jordan Bradfish

      Bailey sucks now anyway. No different than Charles Woodson. Being a packer fan it was tough to see him go, but it was the right call.

      • anon76returns

        2012 Bailey was a top 10 CB in the league (check out his grades if you don’t believe me). 2013 Bailey had a foot injury that sends most players to the IR. It would have been a risk to re-sign him, even for a reduced salary. But “risk of recovery” is a far cry from suckage. Some team might be striking it big this year with a supremely talented CB near a vet minimum price.

        • Geo McDowell

          Absolutely! DRC has been good two years out of his pro career. Champ is an amazing athlete who is NOT done. The Broncos will be sorry they couldn’t work something out, because he will re-emerge in 2014 – hopefully somewhere other than the AFC West (or New England).

        • John Richards

          Champ has another year or two in him he will play for Denver as a safety /backup they did this to clear cap space and get him as cheap as they can He also played hurt most of the year still he is one of the best tacklers at any position He will retire a Brnco watch Elway best GM OUT THERE LOOK WHAT AND WHO HE HAS SIGNED AND HOW MUCH AND HOW LONG CANT SAY IT ISNT IMPRESSIVE SORRY CAPS LOCK ON DIDNT KNOW TILL I LOOKED UP also wont lose Decker will add some vetran grit on defence and still have cap space not like Diamond Dallasss Ferry Jerry

    • Geo McDowell

      You don’t understand. DRC will test free agency and Denver did not want to have to pay a bonus to Champ, which they would have had to before free agency began. And signing DRC or not signing him has nothing whatsoever to do with keeping or not keeping Champ (DRC and Champ are outside corners and Chris Harris is a slot corner – they could use all three).

      • Matthew Heuser

        Bailey wasn’t due the roster bonus until the 15th and free agency opens up the 11th. There was time. Plus if DRC walks in free agency then what. No outside corners and a slot corner recovering from injuries. SCREWED I’d say.