The Raiders’ interest in the cornerback market makes complete sense at this point as Gareon Conley has his obvious issues staying healthy but so do Rashaan Melvin and Nick Nelson who tore his meniscus during a workout in April.
Other notable members in the cornerback room are Leon Hall and Shareece Wright who are 33 and 31 years old, respectively. Once an NFL player hits their 30s, health is far from a guarantee.
After having a monster 2016 season in which Rodgers-Cromartie had six interceptions and 21 passes defensed, he trailed off in 2017 tallying 0 interceptions and only one pass defensed.
On the bright side, Rodgers-Cromartie has only missed four football games in the past six seasons, has played in at least 13 games every year he has been in the NFL and has been very productive up until last season with 30 career interceptions in 10 seasons.
Finding a cornerback that has consistently stayed healthy would be a major positive for the Raiders.