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Should have never been signed. 

Too many people didn't realize this when Cro was signed, they THOUGHT the contract was 4 years / 32 million. But it was really a one year deal with no cap r

Cro's biggest problem with the Jets was that he played alongside one of the greatest cover corners in NFL history. Sure that usually meant he got some more help, but he also got targeted more o

Probably their worst signing last offseason and the most obvious move for the Jets to make this year. Jets are young and younger behind Revis, so not expecting much to happen at CB besides this and maybe a Day 3 pick and/or UDFAs.

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2 minutes ago, southparkcpa said:

He will be resigned at a low price or he will play elsewhere.

 

Child support calls and he is still better than many at the position. Has about 1 more year left IMO.

I had the same issue when Rex was here: you sign a coach who's supposed to be a defensive guru, but then you go out and pool all your resources into the one area that the coach's talents are supposed to supplement. With Rex it was DL, with Bowles it's DBs. He had Revis and a bunch of draft pick DBs on the roster already. Go make it work. 

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Jets Release Cornerback Antonio Cromartie

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'Cro' Returned for His 5th Season in Green & White After Arriving in Trade from San Diego for 2010-13

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Cromartie, the 10-year pro, finished his second tour of duty with the Green & White this past season. The Jets traded with San Diego for him in 2010 and he was a Jet for four seasons, from 2010-13. He was released in 2014 and spent that season as a starter with Arizona under then-defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. He was signed by the Jets as an unrestricted free agent last March 12.

This past season "Cro" had 33 tackles, two tackles for loss, both against Jacksonville, a fumble recovery in the season opener against Cleveland, and a team-leading 16 pass defenses, three coming against Tennessee. "Cro" also had the most kickoff returns for the Jets, 15 in all for a 25.1-yard return average.

Cromartie, who began his NFL career as the Chargers' first-round choice, 19th overall, in '06, has 34 career interceptions in the regular season and playoffs, 13 of them coming as a member of the Jets. He made 78 regular-season and three postseason starts for the Jets.

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26 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

I had the same issue when Rex was here: you sign a coach who's supposed to be a defensive guru, but then you go out and pool all your resources into the one area that the coach's talents are supposed to supplement. With Rex it was DL, with Bowles it's DBs. He had Revis and a bunch of draft pick DBs on the roster already. Go make it work. 

Possible that these guys get that reputation because of the guys they have out there already?

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37 minutes ago, T0mShane said:

Should have never been signed. 

Not according to the last year of Idzik. People were screaming for him to be resigned.

I also heard some people on here say that Cromartie was going to come back because of Bowles. Wrong again.

Shows the genius of Mac that we can cut him in one year and save cap space and find a younger Cro (Marcus Williams) ready to go

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Updated Roster


TOTAL - 82

OFFENSE - 42

 Quarterback - 3
 14 - Ryan Fitzpatrick 6'2" 223 Harvard
 7 - Geno Smith 6'2" 221 WVU
 9 - Bryce Petty 6'3" 230 Baylor

 Running Back - 6
 33 - Chris Ivory 6'0" 222 Tiffin
 29 - Bilal Powell 5'11" 207 Louisville
 22 - Stevan Ridley 5'11" 220 LSU
 38 - Zac Stacey 5'8" 224 Vanderbilt  (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 xx - Dri Archer 5'8" 173 Kent State (KR) (Free Agent)
 xx - Dominique Williams 5'9" 205 Wagner (Free Agent / Future Contract)

 Fullback / H Back - 1
 40 - Tommy Bohanon 6'0" 245 Wake Forest

 Tight End - 7
 85 - Jeff Cumberland 6'4" 249 Illinois
 47 - Kellen Davis 6'7" 265 Michigan State
 88 - Jace Amaro 6'5" 265 Texas Tech (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 44 - Zach Sudfield 6'7" 260 Nevada (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 82 - Brandon Bostick 6'3" 250 Penn State (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 86 - Wes Saxton 6'4" 235 South Alabama (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 xx - Adrien Robinson 6'4" 264 Cincinnati (Free Agent / Future Contract)

 Wide Receiver - 10
 15 - Brandon Marshall 6'4" 230 Central Florida
 87 - Eric Decker 6'3" 214 Minnesota
 81 - Quincy Enunwa 6'2" 225 Nebraska
 10 - Kenbrell Thompkins 6'0" 195 Cincinnati
 11 - Jeremy Kerley 5'10 190 TCU
 84 - Devin Smith 6'0" 196 Ohio State (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 14 - Chris Owusu 6'0" 200 Stanford (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 18 - Joe Anderson 6'1"196 Texas Southern  (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 xx - Chandler Worthy 5'9" 175 Troy (KR?) (Free Agent / Future Contract)
 xx - Titus Davis 6'1" 196 Central Michigan (Free Agent / Future Contract)

 Offensive Line - 15
 74 - Nick Mangold 6'4" 305 Ohio State (C)
 60 - D'Brickashaw Ferguson 6'6" 310 Virginia (T)
 68 - Breno Giacomini 6'7" 318 Louisville (T)
 77 - James Carpenter 6'5 321 Alabama (G)
 67 - Brian Winters 6'4" 320 (G)
 66 - Willie Colon 6'3" 315 Hofstra (G) (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 70 - Dakota Dozier 6'4" 313 Furman (G/T)
 76 - Wesley Johnson 6'5" 297 (C/G)
 71 - Ben Ijalana 6'4" 322 Villanova (T/G)
 79 - Brent Qvale 6'7 315 Nebraska (T)
 64 - Jarvis Harrison 6'4" 330 Texas A+M (G) (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 xx - Lawrence Okoye 6'6" 304 No College (G/T) (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 xx - Jesse Davis 6'6" 309 Idaho (T) (Free Agent / Future Contract)
 xx - Craig Watts 6'3" 344 West Texas A+M (G)(Free Agent / Future Contract)
 xx - Sean Hickey 6'6" 306 Syracuse(Free Agent / Future Contract)

 DEFENSE - 36

 Defensive Line - 8
 96 - Muhammad Wilkerson 6'4" 315 Temple  (DT/DE)
 91 - Sheldon Richardson 6'3" 294 Missouri (DT/DE)
 94 - Damon Harrison 6'4" 350 William Penn  (DT)
 92 - Leonard Williams 6'5 300 USC (DE/DT)
 78 - Leger Douzable 6'4" 305 Central Florida  (DT/DE)
 72 - Stephen Bowen 6'5" 300 Hofstra (DE)
 95 - Deon Simon 6'4" 330 Northwest St LA  (DT)
 53 - Matt Catapano 6'4" 270 Princeton (DE) (INJURED RESERVE 2015)

 Linebacker - 13
 52 - David Harris 6'2" 245 Michigan
 56 - Demario Davis 6'2" 235 Arkansas State
 97 - Calvin Pace 6'4" 265 Wake Forest
 57 - Trevor Reilly 6'5" 245 Utah
 54 - Jamari Lattimore 6'2" 229 MTSU
 55 - Lorenzo Mauldin 6'4" 259 Louisville
 58 - Erin Henderson 6'3" 244 Maryland
 95 - Josh Martin 6'3" 245 Columbia
 49 - Taiwan Jones 6'3" 252 Michigan State
 50 - Deion Barnes 6'4" 255 Penn State (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 59 - Julian Howsare 6'3" 255 Clarion (FB/LB) (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 51 - Julian Stanford 6'1" 230 Wagner (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 xx - Freddie Bishop 6'4" 260 Western Michigan (CFL)

 Cornerback - 8
 24 - Darrelle Revis 5'11" 198 Pitt
 41 - Buster Skrine 5'9" 185 Tennessee-Chattanooga
 22 - Marcus Williams 5'11" 195 North Dakota State
 27 - Dee Milliner 6-0 201 Alabama
 43 - Dexter McDougle 5'10" 196 Maryland
 30 - Darrin Walls 6'0" 190 Notre Dame
 XX - Kendall James 6'0" 180 Maine (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)
 32 - Kevin Short 6'2" 185 Ft Scott CC (2015 PRACTICE SQUAD)

 Safety - 7
 25 - Calvin Pryor 5'11" 207 Louisville
 21 - Marcus Gilchrist 5'10 198 Clemson
 45 - Rontez Miles 6'1" 210 California (PA)
 34 - Dion Bailey 6'0" 211 USC
 42 - Ronald Martin 6'2" 220 LSU
 39 - Antonio Allen 6'0" 210 South Carolina (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 37 - Jaiquawn Jarrett 6'0" 196 Temple (INJURED RESERVE 2015)


 SPECIAL TEAMS - 4

 Punter - 1
 1 - Ryan Quigley 6'3" 188 Boston College

 Kicker - 2
 2 - Nick Folk 6'2" 222 Arizona (INJURED RESERVE 2015)
 8 - Randy Bullock 5'9" 206 TAMU

 Long Snapper -1
 46 - Tanner Purdum 6'3" 275

 RELEASED
 31 - Antonio Cromartie 6'2" 210 Florida State (CB)
 xx - Kyle Brindza 6'0" 239 Notre Dame (Free Agent) (Injured) (PK)

 

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As expected, the New York Jets have released Cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Cro started his second journey with the Jets after playing in Arizone under current Jets head coach Todd Bowles.

“This past season “Cro” had 33 tackles, two tackles for loss, both against Jacksonville, a fumble recovery in the season opener against Cleveland, and a team-leading 16 pass defenses, three coming against Tennessee. “Cro” also had the most kickoff returns for the Jets, 15 in all for a 25.1-yard return average.

Cromartie, who began his NFL career as the Chargers’ first-round choice, 19th overall, in ’06, has 34 career interceptions in the regular season and playoffs, 13 of them coming as a member of the Jets. He made 78 regular-season and three postseason starts for the Jets,” reports Randy Lange.

Cromartie was one year into a four-year $32 million contract, including a non-guaranteed $8 million.

Jets fans are sounding off on the release of Antonio Cromartie in our forums.

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1 minute ago, KRL said:

Too many people didn't realize this when Cro was signed, they THOUGHT the contract was 4 years / 32 million.

But it was really a one year deal with no cap ramifications

Really, no one ever gets hurt on a one year deal.

Did he play up to it, no.  But now he's gone, no dead money, and if they really want, they can bring him back cheaper.

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6 minutes ago, KRL said:

Too many people didn't realize this when Cro was signed, they THOUGHT the contract was 4 years / 32 million.

But it was really a one year deal with no cap ramifications

You mean the countless posts crying that he wasnt worth $32 mil were for nothing? 

That Macc was nuts and this signing cancelled out Revis?  

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Definitely an interesting move, but one that I don't think surprises any of us. Since I doubt he will be scooped up immediately, there is a chance that he could come back at a reduced rate, depending on what Jets do in free agency and the draft. 

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