NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Will the Jets re-sign cornerback Antonio Cromartie? Right now, it depends on which report to believe.
One thing we do know — Cromartie sees himself as “a JET to the end.”
“U know I could careless about a rumor because as of now and until me and my business partners are told otherwise I’m a JET to the end,” Cromartie tweeted Thursday. “Gang Green baby. Plus it’s just a rumor.”
Network analyst Michael Lombardi reported Wednesday that Cromartie may have already 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.”
Manish Mehta of the Daily News disputed 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.”
Cromartie is no stranger to Twitter, infamously threatening Matt Hasselbeck last month in a not-so-social media exchange with the quarterback.
“Hey Matt if u have something to then say it be a man about it. Don’t erase it. I will smash ur face in,” Cromartie tweeted.
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.
“By in large (Cromartie) had a good year for us on the field,” general manager Mike Tannenbaum said shortly after the Jets’ season ended. “It wasn’t perfect, but he did everything we asked of him and he got better. Based on his entire body of work he is a guy we’d like to keep.”
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