Report: Broncos, Rodgers-Cromartie’s Reps Met at Combine


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) makes a catch against Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) during the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

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.