Free-agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie lost a high-stakes games of musical chairs involving three cornerbacks (DRC, Darrelle Revis, Aqib Talib) and two teams (Broncos and Patriots). Rodgers-Cromartie has nevertheless found himself in the driver’s seat for a lower-stakes bidding war.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News explains that Rodgers-Cromartie has ping-ponged between the Jets and Giants in recent days. On Saturday, he visited the Jets. On Sunday, it was the Giants. On Monday, it will be the Giants again.
Mehta explains that, before the weekend, he was told coach Rex Ryan wants to sign Rodgers-Cromartie “badly.” (Then again, Ryan “badly” wanted to bring Darrelle Revis back to the Jets.)
A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2008, Rodgers-Cromartie landed in Philly as part of the 2011 Kevin Kolb trade. After Rodgers-Cromartie’s rookie deal expired, he signed a one-year contract with the Broncos.
The Broncos wanted to re-sign him, but his financial expectations prompted the Broncos to turn their attention to Revis, before signing Talib.