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Jets’ priorities: Holmes first, then Edwards, Smith, Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie

We noted yesterday that NFL Network was reporting that the Jets were likely to let free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie walk this offseason. Shortly after posting, we updated with a note from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, disputing NFL Network’s story.

Now the New York Post has a look at the Jets’ priorities in free agency, saying the NFL Network report from yesterday is not entirely true, and reiterating that wide receiver Santonio Holmes is the team’s top priority to re-sign, but that they’d also like to re-sign receivers Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith as well as Cromartie.

It’s probably not realistic to think that the Jets can keep all of those players, although if a long lockout results in a short free agency period, there might not be much time for those players to shop themselves elsewhere, and sticking with the Jets may be their best bet.

So Cromartie could end up playing for the Jets in 2011. Even though that’s probably not Cromartie’s first choice, and even though he’s not the Jets’ first priority.

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24 Responses to “Jets’ priorities: Holmes first, then Edwards, Smith, Cromartie”
  1. chapnastier says: Feb 17, 2011 7:59 AM

    Dallas needs an upgrade at DB!!! Open the checkbook Jerry!

  2. vinnie8019 says: Feb 17, 2011 8:04 AM

    Here is the story that I am hearing…Manning came to the table and stated that he “didn’t want to break the bank!” Manning was holding out for better team mates and wants a new OC (one who can get the plays into him in a timely manner). He wanted Polian to go out on the Free Agent market and spend some money that he didn’t want. Polian told him to be a QB and not a coach and it pissed Peyton off!!! the negotiations then became heated…highly heated. Peyton then stated “OK…I will act like a player and demanded a trade!!!” Polian needs to check his ego at the door and get him signed! Peyton wants a stronger line and a new OC and will take less money…seems like those demands are not that hard!!! Get it done and don’t have the entire state of Indiana on you Polian!!!!! Franchise tag was the only way to cool both sides!

  3. apopnj says: Feb 17, 2011 8:07 AM

    EAGLES BABY!!!!

  4. xmgmx says: Feb 17, 2011 8:14 AM

    Crapmartie is NOT an upgrade!

  5. spungy says: Feb 17, 2011 8:22 AM

    I guess they aren’t taking into account Revis holding out again for even more money.

  6. jerryloler says: Feb 17, 2011 8:51 AM

    It’s really important for Sanchez to have top notch targets to overthrow. Defense is just that thing that happens when Sanchez is on a hot dog break. Super Bowl or bust.

  7. roscoepcoaltrain86 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:04 AM

    They are going after namdi from the raiders. Jets accounting department said they would walk if they had to do another child support payment holdout for Cromartie. It was an HR problem folks nothing more.

  8. terminalsd says: Feb 17, 2011 9:14 AM

    STEELERS need him! Our Corners SUCK!!! Come on Rooney’s! I know you guys are cheap skates but he’s the missing peice to the puzzle. Draft another tall fast CB too and it’s Superbowl next year too.

    Go Steelers!

  9. blitzburghdevastation says: Feb 17, 2011 9:17 AM

    cramarte is overrated anyway. he spent most of this season holding.

  10. raven4life21 says: Feb 17, 2011 9:52 AM

    when Cromartie learns how to tackle and not be an ignorant fool… then maybe the team will want to keep him around more

  11. ny82jy says: Feb 17, 2011 10:01 AM

    That’s the order they should he trying to sign everyone. Cro is the least important outta everyone.

  12. jc1958cool says: Feb 17, 2011 10:23 AM

    these guys have the best feet on the team!

  13. pdxbolt says: Feb 17, 2011 10:28 AM

    What about Tomlinson? After all, he got a tattao to show his loyalty.

  14. ampats says: Feb 17, 2011 10:33 AM

    If there is a lockout, then Mark Sanchez plans to take a page out of Brett Favre’s book and work out at Greenwich High School throwing to the receivers on the high school team while he waits for his girlfriend to get out of class.

  15. nyjalleffingday says: Feb 17, 2011 10:59 AM

    I’d like to see all these guys back but I want Braylon back the most. If he walks this offseason I’ll be pretty upset.

  16. ny82jy says: Feb 17, 2011 11:05 AM

    ampats says:
    Feb 17, 2011 10:33 AM
    If there is a lockout, then Mark Sanchez plans to take a page out of Brett Favre’s book and work out at Greenwich High School throwing to the receivers on the high school team while he waits for his girlfriend to get out of class.

    ny82jy says:

    Im sorry who played better in the playoff game sanchez or brady? actually sanchez outplayed brady 2 out of the 3 games they played this year. Check the stats they dont lie..

  17. galvestontexans says: Feb 17, 2011 11:08 AM

    Please come to Houston Cromartie

  18. marvsleezy says: Feb 17, 2011 11:35 AM

    Hes not a good little foot soldier….

  19. zone44blitz says: Feb 17, 2011 11:46 AM

    Should be Santonio then Brad Smith. Smith was a game changer for that team and Braylon was well…Braylon. Cromartie needs to find the job that pays him the most cash. 9 payments of child support a month. Yikes.

  20. djrando7 says: Feb 17, 2011 12:51 PM

    I think the best idea here is to have a spelling bee. We all know that Cromartie will lose instantly, so then you can narrow it down to whoever can spell CAR, TRUCK, BABIES etc.

  21. schaefermic says: Feb 17, 2011 12:55 PM

    Why is it not Cromartie’s first choice? Has there ever been any news saying such?

  22. redheadedbastard says: Feb 17, 2011 1:03 PM

    Just wait, the Jets will sign him to a 1 year deal, then trade him to the Redskins for a second round pick in this years draft, then sign him for 5 years @$100 million.

  23. heyooooh says: Feb 17, 2011 1:24 PM

    @zone44blitz…I’m with you in taking Smith over Edwards. I’d be careful with Edwards. He’s a guy who gas been inconsistent over the years. He happened to have one of his better years (in terms of “dropsies”) in his contract year.

  24. blitzarmstrongnyj says: Feb 19, 2011 12:28 AM

    Holmes Edwards smith cromartie! Definitely wouldn’t mind nnamdi and revis! Aso and revis Brady/Manning worst nightmare!

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