Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has struggled to get accustomed to the slot position this season.
And just when it looked like he might have started to get it, he sprained his ankle against the Cardinals.
I think his last few downs were his best downs, head coach Andy Reid said. He was getting better every week. When you move a player thats been an outside player his whole career, and then move them inside and ask them to play that nickel, its a different dynamic. But I thought each week he was getting better and more confident. Then in the Arizona game I thought he did some good things.
While Rodgers-Cromartie (high ankle sprain) was listed as a limited in the Eagles official injury report on Wednesday, he said he was a full participant.
In any case, he said he expects to be the nickel corner for this Sundays game against the Dolphins in Miami. He said hes not 100 percent but that hes able to play.
I wouldnt say normal but Im healthy enough to go out there and play and not be at risk and not be selfish, he said.
As for the last four games of the season, Rodgers-Cromartie just wants to try to master the nickel spot.
Just go out there and do what I can do, he said. If thats what it is, thats what its going to be. Take these last four games and learn it, get familiar with it and take it into next season.
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