Free agent safety Antrel Rolle says a few teams have reached out to him since he hit the open market last month, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link). While Rolle didn’t divulge the exact identity of those clubs, he did tell Fowler that he’s waiting for the “right situation” before signing a deal.
In May, PFR ranked Rolle as the seventh-best defensive free agent still on the board, ahead of other defensive backs such as Antonio Cromartie, Cortland Finnegan, and Will Allen. Rolle has expressed an interest in reuniting with the Giants, but it’s not clear if that interest is being reciprocated at this stage of the offseason. The Dolphins are also keeping Rolle’s number handy in the event that they have an injury at safety or Reshad Jones returns to holding out.
Rolle, now 33 years old, ended up spending just one season with the Bears after agreeing to a three-year deal worth more than $11MM prior to the 2015 season. The veteran defensive back played in only seven games, having injured his knee in a November practice. Rolle stayed on the active roster until mid-December, when he was placed on injured reserve.
An 11-year NFL veteran who has earned three Pro Bowl nods during his time with the Cardinals and Giants, Rolle was an average player in 2015, grading out as the No. 39 safety in the league among 89 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. While he didn’t post any interceptions during his seven contests with Chicago, Rolle did register 30 tackles while defensing one pass.
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