When Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was first hurt against the Saints in the playoffs, he was shaken. Even after he had his knee surgery and started rehab, DRC clearly wasn’t 100 percent sure what that meant for his recovery.
But he has been out working with the starters in minicamp, taking what has looked like every snap he should even though he is still coming back. “I’m like at 65 percent,” DRC said. “I am glad no one is really taking me deep out there. It’s a lot of intermediate routes so so far, I’m doing good. I am really anxious to open up and really get the feel of it.”
Coach Ken Whisenhunt acknowledged he is encouraged by DRC’s effort. “You see desire in Dominique that is exciting.,” he said. “The fact he is pushing to be out here is a great sign. It’s what you work to get your team to do.”
DRC needs all the work, still. He remains blunt when talking about himself and his game, even with a Pro Bowl in his pocket. “When I watched film (Friday), the coach still corrected me on everything,” he said. “I am still just a guy who relies on his talent more than anything else. I still have a lot to learn from a technical standpoint.”
Rodgers-Cromartie should be healed by training camp. His health is crucial given the current state of the cornerbacks and an overall lack of experience. DRC knows this, and was ready to try practice this week.
“I at least try to do everything because it lets me know how far I still have to go, how much work I still have,” DRC said.
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