Rodgers-Cromartie signed a contract with the Redskins on Friday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Rodgers-Cromartie appeared in seven games with the Raiders last season before announcing his retirement, but has decided to return to the NFL after a brief hiatus. The two-time Pro Bowler will reunite with Landon Collins in Washington's secondary, whom he played with from 2015-17 with the Giants. In his 11-year career, Rodgers-Cromartie has accumulated 451 tackles, 30 interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
Rodgers-Cromartie logged two solo tackles and a forced fumble in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns. Rodgers-Cromartie had been bothered by a minor hamstring issue earlier in the week, but he was able to play 28 defensive snaps and force a turnover in the process. He'll continue to provide depth at cornerback behind Rashaan Melvin and Gareon Conley in Week 5 against the Chargers.
Rodgers-Cromartie is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. The 32-year-old has three solo tackles this season and has not played more than 24 snaps in a game on defense yet. He will continue to have a minimal role barring injury.
Rodgers-Cromartie had a workout with the Raiders on Wednesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Rodgers-Cromartie was released by the Giants in March after being unable to agree on a pay reduction, and somewhat surprisingly remains a free agent with the regular season only a couple weeks away. The 32-year-old played 15 games with New York last season and went without an interception for the first time since 2011, while adding only one pass breakup.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo at team facilities Thursday, but was informed that he remains under an indefinite suspension, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. The Collective Bargaining Agreement allows team-imposed suspensions to last no more than four games, so technically, Rodgers-Cromartie's ban would have to be lifted prior to the Giants' Nov. 19 game against the Chiefs. Rodgers-Cromartie, who had started four of the Giants' first five games, was told earlier this week that he would be made inactive for Sunday's game in Denver, prompting the veteran to show up at the facility Wednesday morning, only to go missing before practice. The Giants haven't revealed their conditions for Rodgers-Cromartie to be reinstated from the suspension, but he'll lose $410,588 in pay for each game he misses. Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins are in line to serve as the Giants' starting cornerbacks in Week 6 with Rodgers-Cromartie out of the mix.
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