Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie ends retirement, signs with the Redskins

It was just this past October that former Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie decided to hang his cleats up. He did so as a member of the Oakland Raiders and in the midst of a season.

Now, months later, the soon-to-be 33-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie had decided to come out of retirement and sign with the Washington Redskins.

This pretty much comes completely out of left field. A Pro-Bowl performer with the New York Giants back in 2015, Rodgers-Cromartie has fallen on hard times recently. A spat with the powers to be in New York led to a suspension in 2017.

DRC was ultimately jettisoned from the team before signing a deal with Oakland last year. He played sparingly in seven games before calling it a career.

From a Redskins perspective, adding anything of substance at cornerback will help. High-priced veteran Josh Norman has been terrible in recent seasons. Meanwhile, there’s not a lot behind him on the depth chart.

Even then, it’s hard to envision Rodgers-Cromartie turning his fledgling career around in the nation’s capital.