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Antonio Cromartie | Defensive Back

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Florida State
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Antonio Cromartie claims to have ran a 4.36 forty during an offseason workout.
It's obviously not an official time, but Cromartie looks fully healthy after playing through a hip injury in 2013. The Cardinals are counting on a bounce back year from Cromartie, giving him a one-year, $3.25 million deal to bookend shadow CB Patrick Peterson. Cromartie was clocked at 4.47 during the 2006 Combine. Jun 27 - 7:19 PM

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Antonio Cromartie showed no signs of his 2013 hip injury during OTAs and minicamp.

Cromartie was one of the best corners in the league in 2012, and one of the worst in 2013. The Cardinals are hoping that sharp decline was due to a hip injury first sustained way back in 2008, and aggravated last season. If Cromartie is right, he'll form a very nice bookend with Patrick Peterson.
Jun 18 - 8:29 AM

Cardinals agreed to terms with CB Antonio Cromartie on a one-year contract.

Rex Ryan's head is going to explode. He wanted Darrelle Revis back, then he wanted Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and then he wanted Cromartie. Instead, slow-moving GM John Idzik ends up with none of them and leaves the Jets very thin at corner. In Arizona, Cromartie can be penciled in opposite Patrick Peterson. If last year's woeful performance by Cro was a result of a hip injury and not steep decline, it will be an imposing duo.
Mar 20 - 12:46 PM

The New York Post reports the Jets "aren't being very aggressive" in trying to re-sign free agent CB Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie wants to return and play for Rex Ryan, but he isn't going to play for peanuts. We'd guess he'd take a deal similar to Cortland Finnegan's with the Dolphins -- two years and $11 million. But GM John Idzik seems hellbent on playing it slow and letting the market come to him. It's already cost the Jets Vontae Davis and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Cromartie has drawn interest from the Cardinals. Aside from them, his market has been quiet.
Mar 18 - 3:08 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports free agent Antonio Cromartie "wants to return" to the Jets.

This isn't really a secret, as Cromartie made it clear late last season that he wants to retire a Jet. It's just unclear whether the feeling is mutual. The Jets are "still interested" in free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and aren't known to be pursuing Cromartie. Cromartie turns 30 next month.
Mar 16 - 5:17 PM

Free agent CB Antonio Cromartie is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

Jerraud Powers started opposite Patrick Peterson last season, but isn't guaranteed to keep his roster spot. Neither Powers nor Cromartie were very good in 2013, but Cro has the longer track record. He's nearly three years older than Powers, however. Cro is going to have to be open to one-year offers with low base salaries.
Mar 13 - 3:29 PM

Free agent CB Antonio Cromartie is "open" to playing for the Redskins, but they've yet to express interest.

The Washington Post reported Monday that the 'Skins were more interested in Aqib Talib, Corey Graham and Captain Munnerlyn, but the first two are off the market, while Munnerlyn is visiting the Vikings. The fact that Cromartie is already leaking who he's "open" to playing for is a sign his market is ice cold. Regardless, the 'Skins have a need opposite DeAngelo Hall.
Mar 12 - 7:29 PM

The Redskins have not expressed interest in free agent CB Antonio Cromartie.

Per the Washington Post, the Skins are more interested in free agent corners Aqib Talib, Corey Graham and Captain Munnerlyn. They're all younger and coming off far better seasons than Cromartie, whose hip issues played a role in his 2013 tank job. Cromartie's market is completely unknown right now.
Mar 10 - 11:59 AM

ESPN New York does not expect the Jets to re-sign free agent Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie expressed openness to returning to the Jets at a lesser price late last year, but it appears management is moving on. Beat writer Rich Cimini can only envision Cromartie being re-signed "on a modest, one-year contract ... down the road." So perhaps the Jets will revisit Cromartie if his free agent market underwhelms. For now, they may be setting sights on Alterraun Verner.
Mar 9 - 4:24 PM

Jets released CB Antonio Cromartie.

The move saves $9.5 million in cap room, clearing a $4.3 million salary, $5 million roster bonus, and $200,000 workout bonus off the books. Cromartie was a legit shutdown corner in 2012, but his play slipped dramatically in 2013 as he battled a chronic hip injury, appearing stiffer than ever. Still only 30 years old -- he turns in April -- Cromartie will be a boom-or-bust free agent signing. The Jets have flirted with free agent Alterraun Verner, and appear poised to move on.
Mar 9 - 2:55 PM

Antonio Cromartie doesn't need surgery on his troublesome hip, and expects to be "100 percent" by the end of next month.

Cromartie has also vowed to be better than he was in his stellar 2012 season. Going on 30, Cro just needs to worry about being better than he was in his rough 2013. Fully expected to be a salary-cap casualty — by his own admission — Cromartie still hopes to return to the Jets for 2014.
Jan 30 - 2:34 PM

Antonio Cromartie reiterated Wednesday that he expects to be a cap casualty.

In addition to his $4.3 million salary next season, Cro is due a $5 million roster bonus in March. "Just because my cap number is very high," Cro said when asked why he believed he'd be cut. "And I had one of the worst seasons of my career. ... I just had a bad year. That falls heavily on me and no one else." Cro also maintained that he hopes to re-sign with the Jets and finish his career in New York. Cro's public willingness to re-sign even before he's cut loose is a sign the sides should be able to figure something out.
Jan 15 - 8:05 PM

The Jets will save $9.5 million in salary cap space when they release Antonio Cromartie.

The transaction is considered a formality to avoid Cromartie's $5 million offseason roster bonus. Cromartie has stated publicly he wants to re-sign with the Jets even if they cut him, and retire with Gang Green. Cromartie is coming off of a horrific season, but is a Rex Ryan favorite, and the Jets couldn't upgrade on his talent with limited cap room. We suspect "Cro" will re-sign for a relatively cheap sum over three or four years. He turns 30 in April.
Jan 6 - 4:14 PM

Antonio Cromartie expects to be released by the Jets.

Cromartie is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to count $15 million against the 2014 salary cap. Both he and ESPN New York expect Gang Green to sever ties before a $5 million roster bonus is due in March. Cromartie will turn 30 in April, may need hip surgery, and is coming off a horrific season. He hopes to re-sign with New York after testing the waters.
Jan 5 - 9:39 AM

Antonio Cromartie (concussion) is active for Week 15 against the Panthers.

Cromartie practiced on a limited basis this week and has been medically cleared after going through his concussion protocol. He'll start opposite Dee Milliner, with Kyle Wilson playing in the slot. The Jets inactives are QB David Garrard, RB Darius Raynard, LT Ben Ijilana, RG William Campbell, LB Jermaine Cunningham, and RT Oday Aboushi.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 02:41:00 PM

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