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Report | DRC to visit Redskins and Saints

Joseph Nocco



Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) is congratulated by defensive tackle Jay Bromley (96) after he made a sack during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Giants recently released veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie while the longtime NFL defensive back seems to already be drawing interest from around the league.

According to a Tuesday morning report from Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to visit the Washington Redskins first, which will likely take place on Tuesday. However, the Redskins won’t be the only team on such a list as the New Orleans Saints are expected to be next up for Rodgers-Cromartie.

The 31-year-old cornerback previously broke into the highest level back in 2008-09 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Originally selected by the NFC West franchise in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Tennessee State, Rodgers-Cromartie ultimately spent three seasons in Arizona before spending another two go-rounds as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Spending just the 2013-14 campaign with the Denver Broncos, he then made his way to East Rutherford en route to spending four seasons with the aforementioned Giants. In what would become his final season with the NFC East franchise, Rodgers-Cromartie produced 48 total tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass defense over the course of 15 regular-season games. It is also worth noting that the Giants wanted him to shift over to safety, which apparently did not appeal to Rodgers-Cromartie.

For his NFL career as a whole, Rodgers-Cromartie has already made 153 regular-season appearances in addition to producing 439 total tackles. Not only that, but the veteran defender has also accumulated 2.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 30 interceptions and 145 pass defenses along the way.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.