Over the past week, veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been linked to a coaching job at his alma mater Tennessee State. DRC has interest in joining Eddie George‘s staff, but he hasn’t given up on the idea of playing, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link).
Rodgers-Cromartie has post-draft workouts scheduled, RapSheet hears, so he’d only pursue a coaching opportunity if he’s unable to land a deal. The 35-year-old (36 in April) announced his retirement midway through the 2018 season, but he returned to join up with the Washington Football Team in 2019. He only got into a pair of games (one start) for the WFT, compiling seven tackles. His season ended in September when he tore a ligament in his ankle — we haven’t seen him on the field since.
All in all, Rodgers-Cromartie has 162 regular season games to his credit across parts of 12 NFL seasons. The 2008 first-round pick has also made a pair of Pro Bowls during his career. He’s no longer an elite cornerback, but he could appeal to teams in need of veteran support — especially clubs that miss out on their targeted prospects in the draft.