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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

CB

Date of birth
Apr 07, 1986
College
Tennessee State
Height
6-2
Weight
193 Lbs

Bio

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is entering his first season with the New York Giants after spending the 2013 season with the Denver Broncos. Rodgers-Cromartie, a speedy, cover cornerback, played his first three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2008-2010) before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles (2011-2012). Rodgers-Cromartie capitalized on a terrific 2013 postseason and cashed in on a five-year, $35 million contract. He is expected to be the Giants’ top corner in 2014.

Early Years & College

Rodgers-Cromartie was born in Bradenton, Fla., on April 7, 1986. He attended Lakewood Ranch High where he was an All-Area performer at wide receiver and defensive back, while splitting time on the track team as a sprinter and jumper. After graduating, Rodgers-Cromartie went to Tennessee State where he excelled as a shutdown corner and return man. Opposing quarterbacks threw just 55 passes in his direction, with Rodgers-Cromartie sniping 11 of them. He was named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference and MVP and participated in long jump at the Penn Relays. His 4.29 in the 40-yard dash at the Combine rose his draft stock dramatically.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals selected Rodgers-Cromartie in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft (16th overall). Rodgers-Cromartie won a spot as the team’s nickel corner in his rookie season, recording two interceptions in a single game, and finishing with four on the year. In four seasons, mostly as an outside corner, he collected 13 interceptions and 61 pass deflections, while helping the Cardinals get to the Super Bowl in 2008. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles acquired Rodgers-Cromartie, along with a second-round pick, in exchange for Kevin Kolb in 2011. The Eagles employed a zone defense, instead of man-to-man, putting Rodgers-Cromartie out of position. He recorded just three interceptions in his two seasons there and the team decided not to re-sign him after the 2012 season.

Denver Broncos/New York Giants

Rodgers-Cromartie enjoyed a renaissance in Denver after signing a one-year deal in 2013. Back at his natural position at outside corner, Rodgers-Cromartie looked much more comfortable, intercepting three passes – taking one of those back for a touchdown -- and helping the Broncos get to Super Bowl XLVIII. Denver let him go, via free agency, and the Giants inked him to a five-year deal on March 17, 2014.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 28 3 31 0.0 0 3 3 75 75 1 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 26-34 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams 27-37 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 24-13 3 1 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 7-36 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 25-24 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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