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Denver CB Rodgers-Cromartie, 27, talks retirement

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, 37, said he doesn’t plan to retire if he wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. Bailey, 35, has indicated something similar.

Instead, it was 27-year-old cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who raised the possibility Monday.

“I gave myself a five-year goal: If I could just make it five years, I would be all right,” he said. “Coming from a small school (Tennessee State) and of course playing six, it has been a long journey and I am weighing my options. I am still a young guy and not a Champ Bailey or Peyton Manning who have a legacy of going out on top. … I will see how I feel after the game.”

Rodgers-Cromartie stressed that he hasn’t reached a firm decision and implied it could depend on the kind of contract offer he might attract at this stage of his career.