Free Agency Redskins

Redskins Sign DRC, Could Make Norman Expendable


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to sign a deal with the Washington Redskins, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The cornerback also known as DRC announced his retirement just five months ago, but he has the desire to continue playing apparently. With the Redskins, he’ll once again play with former New York Giants teammate Landon Collins, who signed a six-year deal earlier this week.

How much Rodgers-Cromartie, who turns 33 on April 7, has physically left in the tank is the biggest question. Where he projects on Washington’s depth chart also remains to be seen when considering cornerbacks Josh Norman, Fabian Moreau, Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander and Quinton Dunbar return from last year’s team.

Rodgers-Cromartie also visited with the Redskins during free agency last year before ultimately signing with the Raiders.

The move to sign DRC could make Josh Norman expendable with a $14.5 million cap hit. If Norman is cut it would clear $8.5 million in cap space after the dead cap figure is accounted for.

On his career, Rodgers-Cromartie has appeared in 160 games, totaling 451 tackles, 30 interceptions and 146 passes defended while making the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2015.

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