November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) during the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie turned down $54 million dollar contract from Broncos

The Denver Broncos were more than happy to retain cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and offered him plenty of money to stay in the Mile High City, but it appears greed got the best of DRC and now he’s the odd man out.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Broncos offered Rodgers-Cromartie a six-year, $54 million dollar contract – a deal which he turned down.

Initial reports came out suggested that an offer was pulled, it but it appears DRC wanted more money.

As the source explains it, DRC declined to accept a deal believed to be worth $54 million over six years.

The team decided to then move on to other players like Darrelle Revis and then eventually Aqib Talib (who they signed), leaving DRC out in the cold.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is still a very solid defensive back and likely the top remaining corner on the market, though, he’s going to struggle to find that type of deal given so many teams have spent through their budget in the past 48 hours.

Going to be a hefty financial mistake, I believe.

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