Eagles Notes: Broncos' Rodgers-Cromartie preparing for reunion vs. Eagles

Posted: September 28, 2013

One of the Denver Broncos' key defensive players on Sunday will be a familiar face to Eagles fans: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie spent two disappointing seasons in Philadelphia, where he tantalized with his size and speed but was inconsistent playing on an underachieving defense.

The Eagles did not re-sign Rodgers-Cromartie this offseason. He signed with the Broncos, and he has impressed the coaching staff through three games. He has started each game this season and has an interception.

On Sunday, he'll play a big role against his old team.

"They tend to know me just from one-on-ones and just from practicing, from competing with them every day," Rodgers-Cromartie told Denver-area reporters. "They tend to know my style of play. The main thing is just to see old friends. That's going to be the fun part, but at the end of the day, I know it's a game."

Rodgers-Cromartie is listed as a starter with the Broncos, although their defensive backfield could change if Champ Bailey returns. Bailey was a limited participant in practice with a foot injury.

Either way, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson expects his former teammate to cover him.

"I'm sure he'll probably be on me," Jackson said. "[Over the] past two years, we've been going at it a lot. I know him as well as he knows me."

Lift a glass

The Eagles are releasing their own vintage of wine for a limited time. Rollout Philadelphia Eagles 2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon will sell for $30 a bottle at locations in the area.

The wine was crafted by Napa Valley vintner Samuel Spencer of Cameron Hughes Wine to mark the Eagles' 80th anniversary.

Injury report

Safety Patrick Chung missed practice for the third straight day with a shoulder injury. Coach Chip Kelly said he has not set criteria for when a player must return in order to play Sunday. The only other player on the injury list was tackle Jason Peters (finger), but he was a full participant and will play.

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