After making one of the biggest splashes in free agency by luring Wes Welker away from the New England Patriots and agreeing to a two-year deal, the Denver Broncos continued to add new players to their roster for the 2013 season by signing former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
In other words, if you thought the Broncos were difficult to contain last season–just wait and see what’s in store for 2013.
Rodgers-Cromartie may have struggled to live up to expectations over the last two years with the Eagles, but keep in mind Philadelphia’s defense in general struggled as they made a huge mistake by naming Juan Castillo the defensive coordinator. Now, the former first-round pick will earn a fresh start with a team expected to not only be one of the top teams in the AFC once again, but the Super Bowl.
In Peyton Manning’s first season under center, Denver emerged as one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 season and could be even stronger heading into next season with all of the additions they’ve been making this offseason. The Broncos already contained one of the top defenses in the league last season and hopefully the addition of Rodgers-Cromartie can take them to another level.
And if it doesn’t work out–at least the Broncos are playing it safe by only signing Rodgers-Cromartie to a one-year deal at a fair price where it could turn out to be a low risk, high reward.
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