Sunday, January 5, 2014

RPT: Cro tells teammates he expects Jets to cut him


Antonio Cromartie finished the 2013 season unsure what the status of his knee is. Apparently, he's a little more certain about his fate with the New York Jets.

The soon-to-be 30-year-old cornerback expects to be cut by the team he's spent the last four seasons with, telling teammates as much, according to ESPN New York.

Cromartie said last month he wants to retire with the Jets. According to the latest report, he would be happy re-signing with the team after testing free agency, assuming he doesn't find a better gig elsewhere.

The Jets are set up for a much better offseason in terms of cap room, but Cromartie is due a $5 million bonus in March and would cost Gang Green $15 million in cap space. His ailing knee and dip in play this season is probably the icing on the cake.

While there's a chance Cro ends up on the Jets' roster this summer, New York will likely target the cornerback position with some conviction in free agency, and coach Rex Ryan does have a track record of taking CBs early in the draft.

Kristian R. Dyer of Metro New York posted a nice breakdown Sunday of the potential comings and goings of the Jets here, and he sheds some light on the defensive perimeter.

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