NFL Free Agency: Broncos sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


We all know that the Broncos picked up Wes Welker earlier today, and along with that signed Stewart Bradley and Terrance Knighton. If picking up an all pro wide receiver and two solid defensive players wasn’t already enough, the Broncos went out and picked up cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Sep 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (23) during warmups prior to playing the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Ravens 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers-Cromartie signed a one year, four million dollar contract and will compete for the second cornerback position. Chris Harris and Champ Bailey and both pretty decent, but Bailey is up there in age and might get burned a lot next season. Only being 26-years old, Rodgers-Cromartie is capable of a lot and can be a successful cornerback in the NFL. He was one of the best ones in the league with Arizona in 2009 and was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played for two seasons, and was for the most part a disappointment. He was playing the nickel position for most of the time, and he didn’t have too much experience at the position before being traded to Philadelphia.

With the Broncos, Rodgers-Cromartie could become a key player in the secondary. It struggled from time to time last year, and Rodgers-Cromartie is a big piece that could help them solidify their defense.

The Broncos hosted four guys this week, in Rashard Mendenhall, Terrance Knighton, Stewart Bradley, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and were able to pull off signing three of the four. Mendenhall signed with the Arizona Cardinals, but John Elway has to be doing something right when it comes to these visits.