NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the veteran cornerback has been reinstated and wants to play in 2019, per a source informed of the situation.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who turns 33 in April, abruptly retired in late October after seven games with the Oakland Raiders. DRC went from starting and playing 53 snaps in Week 6 to seeing zero reps in his final game for Oakland in Week 8.
After a brief retirement, DRC's market could be interesting. He garnered little interest in free agency last offseason before landing in Oakland on a one-year deal. In a league consistently searching for experienced corners, Rodgers-Cromartie could draw some interest after the top-of-the-market defensive backs have been picked over.