Broncos bag Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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The Broncos continue to push their chips into the middle of the table.

On the heels of inking receiver Wes Welker to a two-year deal, the Broncos have added veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the roster.

According to Adam Schefter, Rodgers-Cromartie signed a one-year deal.

The former first-rounder of the Cardinals, who was sent to the Eagles in the Kevin Kolb trade, presumably becomes this year’s Tracy Porter in Denver.

The Broncos also were interested in former Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.  The acquisition of Rodgers-Cromartie would seem to suggest the Broncos aren’t.

Then again, we wouldn’t put anything past the Broncos, who seem to be determined to make a serious play for the Super Bowl in 2013.

66 responses to “Broncos bag Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

  1. I’m happy for Peyton Manning that he finally has a GM who’s willing to actually try to improve his team during an offseaason with free agents instead of drafting “best player available” in positions of little need and just relied on him to cover up all their holes for a decade. 2-14 told the story…

    This Broncos team is going all in to get a ring. Good luck to them.

  2. I know the Eagle secondary was awful last year but I refuse to believe that… RDC a former pro bowler, Nmandi a former shut down corner, a 1st round pick and a second round pick ALL LOST THEIR FOOTBALL SKILLS IN ONE YEAR. You have to believe the system had a lot to do with it.

  3. Finally, the move that needed to be made. One more defensive upgrade and this defense will be top 5 again easily.

  4. Another good signing by the Donkeys. The only that could possibly stop a Super Bowl run is if they’d previously signed a future HOF QB who played like Johnny Unitas meets Jesus in a dome but turned into Mark Sanchez in cold weather games.

    Good thing that didn’t happen.

  5. He wasn’t that bad in philly. He just can’t play slot and isn’t really a good tackler, however, he is extremely athletic and has good size. I’m sure he’ll do better with a better defense in Denver.

  6. A ton of talent and not an ounce of heart. At least the Broncos only committed to one year with that loser. Good riddance from Eagles fans everywhere!

  7. Broncos better get it done this upcoming season, because they are going to have some serious cap issues in the near future with all these big name guys they are signing.

  8. But how many chips is Elway actually pushing in? I thought he gambled last year with Peyton Manning – more was on the line then.

    Deals w/ Welker, DRC, Knighton, & their own DT Vick didn’t break the bank. $6 million for Welker? One year for DRC?

  9. Cromartie cousins, theyre so talented at playing the ball. If only they had their acts straight, that and learning how to tackle.

  10. Man, there are going to be a lot of good late games (4pm et)! I’m gonna have to try real hard to stay awake!

  11. DRC is a really good cornerback who played on a bad Eagles defense with that goofy wide 9 alignment.

  12. Peyton Manning is turning 37 this month. The Broncos know that as great as Manning is, he’s only getting older. If the Broncos want another Super Bowl ring anytime soon, the time is now for them to try to get it done.

  13. As a Chargers fan… my goodness how much cap room do they have? Why even bother playing the season, it doesn’t seem fair to me. We get stuck with Jared Gaither & his wasted money, hopefully he decides to play this year, or just go straight to jail like monopoly. So much to look forward too lol

  14. Meh, at least it’s just one year…the Broncos don’t need another Tracy Porter…maybe playing for a decent team for once will help him be successful…

  15. Rodgers-Cromartie will generate quite a few highlight clips because he will face the Raiders twice next year and the NFL 32nd strength of schedule.

    Great move, he will command above average money next year during free agency.

  16. Rodgers-Cromartie was part of another offseason in which the team pushed all “their chips into the middle of the table” following an exciting regular season, albeit a one and done playoff appearance, right? Here’s hoping the second time is the charm!

    (And that he doesn’t let a WR basically only capable of running go routes run right past him naked in the closing seconds of a playoff game.)

  17. Another Low-Risk high reward signing,Elway is showing you how’s it’s done he’s getting quality players at low prices on short term contracts gotta love it!!!


  18. All these key signings without going after high priced Wallace, revis, long or avril. Now all we need is a RB and then the broncos could just draft best players available and develop stars out of them. You gotta admit that the broncos are the big winners in FA, they’ve spent less on 5 players than the dolphins spent on Wallace. These may not be top if the line players but they are a big upgrade from what they had before. The only downgrading would be if dumervil goes, he should at all cost stay in denver.

  19. As an Eagles fan, I would have welcomed back DRC with open arms compared to the reception I would give to Nnamdi. When I look at the free agent options at CB, while also evaluating who we currently have, I’m really starting to think we’ll be employing the services of Dee Milliner in next month’s draft.

  20. he was one of the problems in philly buddy. bronco fans don’t get your hopes up dudes not constant good luck with his immature attitude and holding penalties

  21. The broncos have a good chance of going undefeated this year. No one in there conference should give them a problem. There is no real threat to them on the rest of there schedule. A hand full of teams have gotten better this off season. 3 of them were already contenders(San Fran, Seahawks, Broncos). The rest of the Leauge only got worse. Add the patriots to this mix and we have are conference championships. Shocking manning vs Brady.

  22. Broncos will go to the superbowl but i dont think they can take any of the top 5 nfc teams.

  23. Denver is getting some good names but none of these guys are spring chickens. They have a good shot at success but not even Elway knows what this team will look like after the 2014 season.

  24. They remind me of the 2003 florida marlins..trying to buy a superbowl in two years with un originial talent except for von miller and then they ll implode.

  25. DRC is a very talented CB, when he chooses to play. Best of luck in Denver! He did it in both AZ and Philly. Maybe he’ll get it together and play this season.

  26. I know the Eagle secondary was awful last year but I refuse to believe that… RDC a former pro bowler, Nmandi a former shut down corner, a 1st round pick and a second round pick ALL LOST THEIR FOOTBALL SKILLS IN ONE YEAR. You have to believe the system had a lot to do with it.

    I think you’re wrong Nnamdi lost a step and there is no question about that. 1st year it was the excuse they didnt use him the right way and the second year they did and he was still awful giving up a 120.6 QBR against him. DRC had 1 good season and there was a reason the cardinals gave him up in the Kevin Kolb trade and Philly gave up on him. DRC has so much talent but doesn’t have a brain and that will hold him back.

  27. I’m smelling Denver over the Pats at home AND the Niners over the Falcons in SF…..for an epic Super Bowl rematch with the Niners getting it done this time around!

  28. phillyreese215 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 11:50 PM
    good lord, by now you would think the dream team line would be unfunny and dead….


    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted

  29. I know that few Super Bowls are won in free agency, but some are won by adding one great player to a good mix. Elway surely remembers that the Broncos went from SB zeros to heroes when they drafted Terrell Davis…

    DRC is a solid addition. Welker is a brilliant addition plus he’s a subtraction from the Pats. The Dumervil loss is gonna sting, but if they can shore up at RB they’ve got a real shot.

  30. If I were a Denver fan I wouldn’t be too excited about this pickup. Yes, the Eagles’ D was horrible last year but it’s not like he didn’t contribute to that. He was getting beat a lot and not just by the top receivers on teams. This guy has all the talent in the world but just can’t put it together.

    Good job only signing him for one year though.

  31. This is how Denver won their two Super Bowls, by circumventing the salary cap.

    That’s not hating, that’s a fact.

    A year from now, the league will bring the hammer down on them, just like before.

  32. I wonder if Peter King will pick the Chiefs to win the division again this year like he did last year….what an idiot.

  33. Don’t matter what moves the Donkeys make….as long as they have Pay-a-ton “mental midget” woManning at QB, they won’t win a title.

    SEVEN 1-and-dones. 9-11 postseason record.

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