2. Release CB Antonio Cromartie
I’ve read everything about Cromartie being one of Todd Bowles‘ favorite players and how he loved him in Arizona and yada yada yada…but after the season that Cromartie had last year, the Jets simply can’t keep this guy on the roster when they can gain $8 million in cap space by releasing him.
Cromartie’s only noteworthy accomplishment in 2015 came when it was announced that, after receiving a vasectomy, the 31-year-old father of eight impregnated his wife with twins. Maybe he should try baseball because he seems to be batting a thousand…
Though he had a rough year in 2015, I don’t think Cromartie’s football days are over. There are plenty of teams around the league who will be looking for depth at his position and again, he’s only 31 years old.
But the New York Jets are not one of these teams. If there’s one position group that the Jets have depth in it’s defensive back.
Darrelle Revis continues to hold down the number one spot (though he too suffered a bit of a down year in 2015), while Marcus Williams has emerged as a solid number two and Buster Skrine is outstanding in the slot. Not to mention youngsters Dexter McDougle and Dee Milliner are still under contract, both of whom figure to see increased playing time in 2016.
Expect Maccagnan to make the smart business move here and cut Cromartie. It simply makes the most sense.