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DRC now says he’s “definitely not retiring” — today

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Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has caused us all to become more aware of his pending free agency, with his vague suggestion that he might retire if he won the Super Bowl, followed by a clarification yesterday.

Now, he wants to make sure we all know that’s not what he meant.

“That was misread,” Rodgers-Cromartie said Wednesday, via Mike Klis of the Denver 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.”

By playing well, the 27-year-old corner is setting himself for quite a payday this offseason, since it’s not like he’s old or anything.

“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.”

Except when discussing his future, at least.

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11 Responses to “DRC now says he’s “definitely not retiring” — today”
  1. officialgame says: Jan 29, 2014 10:46 AM

    Any team that gives DRC a long term deal is crazy. The man is the ultimate talented slacker and the Broncos were smart to sign him for just one year.

  2. purpleguy says: Jan 29, 2014 10:53 AM

    I thought he had like 9 kids — he can’t afford to retire.

  3. scottychicago says: Jan 29, 2014 11:00 AM

    purpleguy you have him mixed up with Antonio Cromartie.

  4. qdog112 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:03 AM

    This is an example of a player not realizing that what he says is gonna be carried by the media. All the talk about the inexperience of the Seahawks and it’s a Broncos veteran, who is first to say something really dumb.

    He never had any intention to retire at 27. His parents should beat his ass for even thinking that is acceptable. Now he’s moonwalking. Looks like the cameras got to him and not the lowly Seahawks, who everybody wants to see trip up in public.

    Too bad that the Seattle team seems built for this moment. On the other hand, Denver players are showing to be a little “afraid on the big stage”. They really do look and sound nervous.

  5. jjb0811 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:16 AM

    A perfect example of why their RB doesn’t want to talk. Anything & everything gets blown out of proportion by the media.

  6. thelastwordyaheard says: Jan 29, 2014 11:20 AM

    he just got his bank statement in the mail & realized he only has six bucks left..

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    Fab Wash, gone but not forgotten.

  8. erock27 says: Jan 29, 2014 11:54 AM

    Fabian washington was the best madden corner lol

  9. pubpower95 says: Jan 29, 2014 12:21 PM

    Doesn’t Really Care

  10. papipedro1 says: Jan 29, 2014 12:25 PM

    Remember when the raiders moved up in the draft to get Fabian Washington? One pick ahead of.. Aaron Rodgers

  11. granadafan says: Jan 29, 2014 12:27 PM

    Fabian was awful. That’s why he’s not in the league anymore. Straight line speed alone is useless if you can’t cover.

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