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Eagles won’t use their franchise tag on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

According to Geoff Mosher of, the Eagles won’t use their franchise tag this off-season to retain cornerback  Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who will hit free agency on March 12th.

The tag number for cornerbacks is expected to be around $10.7 million, which would be an awfully high salary given Rodgers-Cromartie’s inconsistencies since being acquired two offseasons ago in the trade that sent quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals.

It doesn’t rule out Rodgers-Cromartie’s return to the Eagles in 2013; it simply means that the franchise tag number is too expensive for the club.  The team will have a better idea of Rodgers-Cromartie’s value on March 12, when the new league year begins and free agency ensues.

Most of the pending free-agents are not worth using the Franchise tag. I wouldn’t say Cromarte is not “good” enough, but he has yet to prove success with the Philadelphia Eagles.