It’s no secret the Tennessee Titans need some additional help in their secondary, specifically at cornerback, despite signing Logan Ryan last year and drafting Adoree’ Jackson.
On Sunday, the New York Giants released veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and I think he’d be a perfect addition to the Titans’ roster.
Rodgers-Cromartie was released by New York after the two sides were unable to rework his contract. The two-time Pro-Bowl cornerback was due to make $8.5 million in 2018. The Giants saved $6.5 million by cutting him.
Part of the reason Rodgers-Cromartie wasn’t able to work something out with the Giants is because the team wanted him to move to free safety. Rodgers-Cromartie has played most of his career as an outside cornerback, but he’s played inside covering slot receivers over the past two seasons.
Rodgers-Cromartie, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, wants to move back to the outside.
The #Giants decided to release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie today, source confirmed (as @JordanRaanan said). They tried to move him to safety and asked him to take a large paycut. Instead, he is being released and wants to play as an outside CB once again.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2018
Signing Rodgers-Cromartie would allow Logan Ryan to slide inside, where he’s a better fit. Rodgers-Cromartie could then split time outside with Adoree Jackson and LeShaun Sims.
The move would instantly give the Titans some much needed depth in their secondary.
Rodgers-Cromartie was the NFL’s fifth highest graded cornerback in 2016 by Pro-Football Focus. His play dropped off a bit in 2017, but he was still a solid option for the Giants.
By the way, Rodgers-Cromartie has a connection to Nashville — he went to college at Tennessee State. He was back in town last October for Tennessee State’s homecoming game.
If the Titans want to make a smart move in free agency that will bolster their secondary, they’ll find a way to work out a deal with Rodgers-Cromartie.
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