Redskins sign veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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Oakland Raiders defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) attempts to avoid Miami Dolphins defensive back Walt Aikens (35) as he returns a punt during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Redskins sign veteran DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Oakland Raiders defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) attempts to avoid Miami Dolphins defensive back Walt Aikens (35) as he returns a punt during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has come out of a brief retirement to join the Washington Redskins.

The team announced the signing of Rodgers-Cromartie on Friday. Rodgers-Cromartie was visiting the Redskins' facility and gives them depth in the secondary.

Rodgers-Cromartie, 32, announced his retirement in October after playing seven games with the Oakland Raiders. At the time, he posted on Instagram that his NFL journey had ended.

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It's back on with the Redskins, who signed safety Landon Collins earlier in the week to an $84 million, six-year contract, and lost Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Chicago. Rodgers-Cromartie, former teammate of Collins with the Giants, gives Washington a versatile veteran who could be in the mix at cornerback with Josh Norman, Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau or see time at safety with Collins and special-teamer Deshazor Everett.

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