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Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:50 pm
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A. Cromartie could be out of a New York uniform next season (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s been quite a month for Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. After an up and down season – in fairness, he was probably more ‘up’ than ‘down,’ but some of his ‘downs’ were really low, Cromartie called Patriots QB Tom Brady an a------ (hell, even Reggie Jackson suggested Cromartie pipe down after that comment).

Then, he blasted the NFL and the NFLPA about the labor dispute and the “no light at the end of the tunnel” progress they had made in negotiating a new CBA (hey, the man needs to get paid).

Then, Cromartie and Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck got into a mini-Twitter war in which Cromartie threatened to smash in Hasselbeck’s face.

So yeah, he’s been pretty classy.

And though it’s questionable whether any of the previous controversies will play a role in the Jets ultimate decision about Cromartie, the NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi, via Pro Football Talk, reported tonight that New York likely will let the upcoming free agent walk away.

That’s because, Lombardi says, the Jets are more interested in retaining the services of WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards rather than pay Cromartie a boatload of money.

Cromartie should be fine, though. He’s probably not a top-five cornerback in the NFL, but he certainly could be a team’s No. 1 cover guy. He fulfilled that role with New York when Darrelle Revis was out with injury, and for the most part, Cromartie performed admirably.

UPDATED: The New York Daily News reports that no decision has been made regarding Cromartie and that he's still a priority for the Jets.

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Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:29 am
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Cromartie needs to follow the advice of "keep your mouth closed and let people think you are an idiot, rather than opening your mouth and confirming it."  I hope he signs a big new contract, and then the Judge takes 80%, after taxes, and puts it in trust for his kids, as long as that contract is not with my team.



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 9:47 am
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Hey PAtriotnation. Try using that statement when referring to one of the ultimate cheaters in football which is Belicheat. Notice how your team hasn't won a superbowl since he was caight cheating. Before you mention the tripping incident, there was clear cut video evidence against the Pats as well. Brady can't take name calling? Boo Hoo!!!



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:28 am
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Cromartie seems like he would be a loose cannon in any locker room, maybe even more irritating than Terrell Owens.  I would think that any team that takes a chance on him had better have a strong locker room presence and leader just in case he starts to act up.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 12:41 am
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Who are all these convicted felons in Baltimore?  Remember that Stallworth was on a 1 year deal so he won't be a Raven unless he gets a new contract.



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Cromartie could go to Baltimore they are loaded with convicted felons  so a Deaedbeat Dad with a Big Mouth would fit in nicely !!!



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

It will say a lot about anyone who would take this classless jerk.  His conduct this season should have brought a fine, especially the remark about Tom Brady.  This from a baboon who has 9 kids by 8 women.  He is a real piece of trash and doesn't deserve to play in the NFL.  It is a privilege to play in the NFL, not a right, no matter how good you may be.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Eagles would be happy to take him. The guy can play corner, and considering he was a marked man playing oppisite of revis, Cromartie played fairly well.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 10:22 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Report: Society willing to lose Cromartie



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Report: Jets willing to lose Cromartie

Cromartie is a pretty good corner. hes a horrible person, but he could make a team good or bad. I hope he goes to the lions. the lions could use a good corner.


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