Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that soon-to-be free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie likely to command big money on the open market and believes there’s a chance the Eagles could use their franchise tag on him.
The franchise tag would run the Eagles close to $10.7 million, but could buy them some extra time negotiate a long-term deal that would most likely reduce that figure in the first season.
There hasn’t been a lot of talk about Rodgers-Cromartie returning to Philadelphia, but it’s at least a possibility.
Rodgers-Cromartie, 26, grades out as being above average in terms of coverage, but was rated as the No. 98 corner by Pro Football Focus last season. A lot of this comes from his inability to be effective at stopping the run and his tendency to draw flags. He tallied 3 interceptions last year after he finished the 2011 season with zero.
We have him listed as the No. 44 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.