Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie announces retirement

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It wasn’t quite a Vontae Davis, in the middle of a game, but another veteran cornerback has surprisingly stepped away.

Raiders cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie announced his retirement on Instagram (as noted by Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record).

“Today i retire, today my nfl journey ends, and i thank god for keep me all these years,” he wrote. “A kid with one kid and no college offers lasted 11 years in the NFL. . . . I’m at peace with my decision. Y’all may not understand and that’s kool!!”

The decision is a curious one, even though he didn’t play a single defensive snap in Sunday’s loss to the Colts.

The former Cardinals first-rounder also played for the Eagles, Broncos, and Giants before signing on as part of the Raiders offseason acquisitions of veterans.

25 responses to “Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie announces retirement

  1. I respect this decision and how he made his announcement. Unlike that one who walked out,gave up on his teammates at halftime.

  2. Why curious? Seems easy to solve. The team is 1-6 and in a re-build. He is making $1mm per year into 2019, so they Raiders were obviously about to cut him – as noted, he did not see the field in the last game. He has played 11 years and probably did not want to start over again somewhere else or go through the process of flying around the country to work out for teams every Tuesday.

  3. Not really surprising at all. He’s had a good career and probably doesn’t see the benefit in putting his health at risk for a team who’s packed it in when he’s not really due to make a ton of money. Common sense. Much classier than quitting on the team during halftime.

  4. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie I wish you the very best in retirement. As a Giant fan, I enjoyed watching you play and was very disappoint when you were not resigned this year. The Giants need help at free safety and I would love to see you come back. If not – good luck DRC, you played well for us.

  5. magnusthe1st says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:50 am
    That team is a dumpster fire. Gruden really fooled management into thinking he was competent. His true colors are already showing much sooner than expected.
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    Not sure if you and all the other haters realize it but you cant pay Mack and Carr at the same time. Good luck Chicago. Trubisky will want money.

    Therefore, rebuild and next draft, we will have 5 1st round picks. Maybe more.

    5 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS NEXT YEAR ALONE AND CAP HEAVEN.

    LAS VEGAS WILL BE A SUPER BOWL TEAM BY THE TIME THEY GET THERE.

  6. chrisdmv says:
    October 30, 2018 at 11:59 am
    Waiting for Dez Bryant retirement announcement next. Led by his ego thinking he is still a #1 WR demanding top paid salary

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    Where did you hear that? He has stated repeatedly that is not a money decision. I think he just wants to take the year off.. and I won’t be surprised if he signs with he AAF

  7. DRC was one of the Cardinals’ better first round picks. He played great his first few years and might have had a long career in Arizona. But the Cardinals were desperate for a quarterback after Kurt Warner retired so they traded DRC to Philadelphia for Kevin Kolb. That deal didn’t work out so well. Will always have good memories of DRC as a Cardinal.

  8. Retiring at mid-season isn’t that bad. Some guys would commit suicide to get off that joke of a team.

  9. DRC was one of the Cardinals’ better first round picks. He played great his first few years and might have had a long career in Arizona. But the Cardinals were desperate for a quarterback after Kurt Warner retired so they traded DRC to Philadelphia for Kevin Kolb. That deal didn’t work out so well. Will always have good memories of DRC as a Cardinal.

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    Agreed. His body of work is superb. He might not have been Darelle Revis, but the guy was an elite corner for many years-The Cards, Broncos, and Giants know that very well. And he did without being physical and drawing flags, mostly with his instincts and speed. Super impressive.

  10. I have no problem with this, it’s not like quitting at halftime and faking a concussion like in Buffalow.

  11. His first year in Philly was just so-so, but he did a lot better the next year in 2012. I wish him a good retirement. It’s always good when you can go out on your own terms, instead of it being dictated by injury.

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