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Report: Rodgers-Cromartie, Eagles quiet on contract

All is quiet between Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and the Philadelphia Eagles on the contract front, which has everything to do with the team's uncertain future.

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Gil Brandt crunches the numbers, using a statistical approach to determine the NFL's best cornerbacks of 2012. More ... reported Thursday the Eagles aren't negotiating with their starting cornerback or any of their players during the season, choosing instead to focus on improving the 3-6 record that has left Philadelphia lounging in the NFC East basement.

Rodgers-Cromartie -- acquired from the Arizona Cardinals in the Kevin Kolb trade before last season -- is set to become a free agent, but speculation that Eagles coach Andy Reid and his staff might not be back in 2013 reportedly is a factor in delaying long-term contracts for the coach's hand-picked players.

DRC's fate is linked to fellow cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who's owed a massive $15 million in base salary next season, with $4 million guaranteed. Rodgers-Cromartie is making $1,963,750 this year and obviously won't come cheap.

Both have disappointed for a relatively lost Eagles defense. Rodgers-Cromartie has been the better of the two. Quarterbacks have a 62.4 passer rating throwing in his direction. That figure balloons to 109.5 against Asomugha, who has registered only one interception all season. DRC hasn't picked off a pass since September.

The Eagles might swallow Asomugha's guaranteed money and allow the aging corner to hit the bricks. Rodgers-Cromartie, 26, remains productive, but if the Eagles clean house, his future is unknown.

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