Conflicting Reports Surface On Cromartie’s Future With Jets
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis wants New York to re-sign Antonio Cromartie. He may get his wish… or not.
According to NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi, Cromartie might have played his last game in green and white.
“I think they’re willing to let him walk,” Lombardi said Wednesday night on NFL Total Access, citing his sources. “They’ll allow him to become a free agent, and they’ll focus their attention on Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes.”
However, the Daily News’ Manish Mehta disputes Lombardi’s report.
“Sources tell me that no decision has been made on A. Cromartie’s future with Jets,” Mehta tweeted. “Still a priority for NYJ once free agency starts.”
Either way, Revis is on record. He wants Cromartie back.
“I hope Mike Tannenbaum and Rex pull for the guy to keep him here,” Revis told the Star-Ledger during Super Bowl week. “He played a big role in our defense and he helped out a lot, made a lot of plays.”
The Jets were busy last offseason by making a series of high-profile signings, cuts and trades on their way to a second straight trip to the AFC championship game. New York will again have several players to address this offseason in addition to Cromartie, including wide receivers Holmes, Edwards and Brad Smith.
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