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He's always dancing, always rapping, always singing . Jersey
03-08-2019, 04:51 AM,
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He's always dancing, always rapping, always singing . Jersey
Oakland Raiders cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie abruptly retired Tuesday Cheap Tarik Cohen Jersey , two days after not playing a single snap on defense for the second time this season.The two-time Pro Bowl defensive back made the announcement on social media , not long after notifying team officials of his decision to call it quits after seven games with the Raiders."Just a shocker to see him gone because he was a great teammate and a great player for us," cornerback Rashaan Melvin said. "He showed us how to cherish the game and approach it the right way. He's always dancing, always rapping, always singing. Just showing his personality no matter what, through the ups and downs."Rodgers-Cromartie's retirement came hours before the NFL trade deadline, during which the Raiders were surprisingly quiet.Oakland had been one of the busiest teams over the past two months, acquiring three first-round picks in deals that sent pass-rush specialist Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears days before the season opener and wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys last week.There had been speculation the Raiders might be willing to make additional deals but the deadline passed without one. Outside of Rodgers-Cromartie retiring and the team activating James Cowser from the practice squad, Oakland made no other roster moves."We know who we have going forward and it's on us to go out there and execute and play well and try and stick around," quarterback Derek Carr said. "You want to make sure that you're around, what's the plan, all those things. I think that was on a lot of guys' minds. Just knowing that that's almost over with and we're just playing ball, it's nice for our guys."The 16th-overall pick in 2008, Rodgers-Cromartie played for five teams during his 11-year career. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2009 with the Arizona Cardinals and again in 2015 with the New York Giants.The 32-year-old was signed by the Raiders just before the regular season to add experience to a secondary that was in the midst of an overhaul.Rodgers-Cromartie was on the field for 20 defensive plays in Week 1 but had been playing mostly on special teams since then. He did not play on defense during Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts but took 22 snaps on special teams.Rodgers-Cromartie is the second NFL cornerback to retire since the start of the season. Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills stunned his teammates when he announced his decision at halftime of their Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers."When something like that happens, I'd rather it happen that way than halftime of a game," Carr said. "I understand what he's doing, I understand why. Coach addressed it with us and he said Cheap Roquan Smith Jersey , 'Text him, everyone show him love, congratulate him on a great career.' There's no hard feelings at all." Defense did it again for Chicago.An early two-touchdown deficit in Arizona seemed to make the Bears even angrier. The Cardinals never scored again and the Bears escaped the desert with a 16-14 victory."Turnovers, takeaways and stopping the run," Bears coach Matt Nagy said. "... For our defense, three weeks in a row they've done some special things."The Cardinals, 0-3 for the first time since 2004, may have a new quarterback, too.Rookie Josh Rosen made his NFL debut in relief of Sam Bradford late in the game."I felt like we needed a spark," Wilks said. "We got off to an early start, 14 points, got a little stagnant there and wanted to spark the team."Wilks said he will study the tape and decide who will be the starter this week heading into next Sunday's home game against Seattle.Larry Fitzgerald sounded as if he expects Rosen to get the call."I feel bad for Sam because he works his tail off every day and, you know, he gives it his best," Fitzgerald said. "But, you have a first-round pick and I guess you're on borrowed time when you're in that position. So we've got to do everything we can to give him the confidence to go out and succeed."The Bears (2-1) had three interceptions and a fumble recovery 鈥?on four consecutive Arizona possessions in the second half."We've got some great players on this defense," Khalil Mack said. "The will to win Cheap Mitchell Trubisky Jersey , you see it, especially in the back end, the linebackers, up front, just everybody is gelling together. It's a brotherhood. Something special is going on."Arizona, which had been outscored 58-6 the first two games, took the opening kickoff and went 75 yards in 15 plays, scoring on Bradford's 35-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Seals-Jones. After a fumble by Mitchell Trubisky, Arizona scored again on a 21-yard pass from Bradford to David Johnson and it was 14-0."You've got to know in those situations you can't let the offense score any more points," Mack said. "They had momentum and we had to take it away from them."The Bears finally took the lead 16-14 on Cody Parkey's 43-yard field goal with 4:31 to play.Some things to consider from Chicago's win at Arizona.MACK'S IMPACT: Mack had two sacks, a critical forced fumble, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in another big game for Chicago.In his three games since coming to the Bears, Mack has six sacks, three forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery."I'm thrilled," he said. "It's very gratifying to have these guys. I'm blessed to be in the position that I'm in."ROSEN'S DEBUT: Rosen was the last of the quarterbacks chosen in the first round this year to see game action and there was a standing ovation from Cardinals fans when Rosen entered the game with 4:31 to play.The rookie got the team past midfield before his pass was intercepted by Bryce Callahan. Arizona had one more chance but the game ended when Rosen was sacked by Sherrick McManis Youth Cody Parkey Jersey , who also had an interception."I thought he looked pretty good," Wilks said. "Inconsistent in the end. We've got to do a good job, forced protection, giving him time. But under the circumstances right there, being thrown into the game at that time, I thought he did well."TRUBISKY'S DAY: Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had another inconsistent day.He completed 24 of 35 passes for 220 yards with one interception and no touchdown. He was sacked three times."We can improve, but I'm happy with where he's at," Nagy said. "There's going to be some growing pains as we do this and it's not going to happen overnight. We're going to continue to work together and continue to keep pushing forward until this thing clicks."WHERE'S LARRY: The Cardinals targeted Larry Fitzgerald, one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history, only twice. He caught both for a total of nine yards.Fitzgerald is in his 15th NFL season. Last year, he was second in the league and tied his franchise record with 109 catches."That's just how the cookie crumbles at times," he said.KICKER'S REDEMPTION: Parkey kicked three field goals but missed a 46-yarder. That miss was on his mind after the game."I put us in that situation (of needing the last field goal to win) by missing the first one," he said. "It is short-term memory. You go out and make the next one. "

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