Rodgers-Cromartie agrees to 1-year deal with Broncos

DRC is headed west to Denver. (USATSI)
DRC is headed west to Denver. (USATSI)

While Nnamdi Asomugha took huge amounts of criticism for the way he played after signing a free agent deal with the Eagles in 2011, one of his fellow cornerbacks who also didn’t play so well didn’t receive quite as much guff.

And now Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has landed a job before Asomugha as well -- agreeing to a one-year contract with the Broncos, the team announced late Wednesday night (ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news). According to the Denver Post, the deal is worth $5 million.

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Asomugha obviously was a disaster since arriving from Oakland before the 2011 season, but Rodgers-Cromartie, who was sent to the Eagles from Arizona in the Kevin Kolb trade (a stellar swap all the way around, if you ask me), didn’t perform well in Philadelphia, either.

Pro Football Focus ranked him the No. 98 cornerback in the league last season (still better than Asomugha, who was at No. 101!), and he was credited with allowing five touchdowns. PFF ranked him No. 6 in 2009, but since then, according to the website’s metrics, he hasn’t cracked the top-85.

Which might be one reason why Rodgers-Cromartie only received a one-year deal (it also might be because the supply of the cornerback market far outweighs the demand).

Still, now that Rodgers-Cromartie is joining a secondary that includes Champ Bailey and Chris Harris -- not to mention this huge signing for the offense -- it’s been a heck of a good day in Denver.

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