Redskins sign CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Ben Krimmel
March 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Redskins sign cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

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The Washington Redskins announced the signing of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Friday.

Rodgers-Cromartie​ is an 11-year NFL veteran with five teams and two-time pro bowler. He has 30 career interceptions in 160 games.

In October 2018, Rodgers-Cromartie​ announced his retirement from football after making seven appearances for the Oakland Raiders, playing for Redskins head coach Jay Gruden's brother Jon. 

"Today I retire, today my NFL journey ends, and I thank God for keep(ing) me all these years," DRC wrote in an Instagram post. "A kid with one kid and no college offers lasted 11 years in the NFL. I played in Super Bowls, pro bowls, (and) did many more in this leauge. I'm at peace with my decision. Y'all may not understand and that's kool!!! I wanna thank everyone for their support. Never forget MR. Ooouu himself. Yessuh!!!"

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound cornerback told the Redskins' team site still has a lot left in the tank.

“I really wasn’t done, to be honest,” he said. “I just had a lot of emotions (last year). At the end of the day, I know I still have a lot in the tank, you know, make sure I maximize that.”

"I was like, ‘Put it out there, man,’ I still want to play, I still have a lot to play, if someone gives me the opportunity, man, jump on it,’” Rodgers-Cromartie said.

Today i retire, today my nfl journey ends, and i thank god for keep me all these years. A kid with one kid and no college offers lasted 11 years in the NFL. I played in Super Bowls, pro bowls, n did many more in this leauge. I’m at peace with my decision. Y’all may not understand and that’s kool!!! I wanna thank everyone for their support. Never forget MR. Ooouu himself. Yessuh!!!

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“Right after I left... I was just sitting home watching games every Sunday like ‘God,’ just the feeling, man, it never left me, you know, I just was at that time where I had to take time for myself and just doing it that way, you know the universe is crazy, it always has a way of working itself out,” he told Redskins.com. 

In Washington, Rodgers-Cromartie​ reunites with his former Giants teammate safety Landon Collins, a signing he praised.

“That’s a great signing and I think he’s really going to help the defense,” DRC said. “I mean, even watching the defense last year, even though it was hit with injuries, for the most part, they are really solid.”

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