The Broncos have identified their top in-house free agent priority, and it’s no surprise who it is.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL last season, has expressed interest in returning to Denver, and could be talking a long-term contract with the team.
Per Ross Jones of FOX Sports, the Broncos and DRC’s reps met at the scouting combine.
“Rodgers-Cromartie, who has played for three teams in six seasons, is valued as the team’s top priority, though other prominent players such as wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Knowshon Moreno are set to hit the market.
While a deal for the veteran cornerback isn’t imminent, the sides have agreed to keep in touch in the coming weeks.”
No deal is obviously imminent, but John Elway is a strong negotiator and has brought in major pieces for this Broncos team in the past. Convincing DRC to be the number one corner on the AFC Champion Broncos shouldn’t be a tough sell, especially since the Broncos are willing to pay him.
DRC signed essentially a one-year deal with the Broncos last offseason, something of a ‘prove-it’ deal. He’s a major piece to this team returning to the Super Bowl next season.