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Niners interested in Cromartie

Antonio Cromartie AP

With Nnamdi Asomugha finally picking a team and the next two corners — Johnathan Joseph and Ike Taylor — already finding their homes, the top guy on the market is Antonio Cromartie.

And Cromartie willingly has taken a back seat to Asomugha, a dynamic which could have something to do with the fact that they’re represented by the same agency.

So now that Cromartie has moved from the on-deck circle, who’ll make a move on him?  The Jets will be at the front of the line, and possibly the Cowboys.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that the 49ers have “been in touch” with the Cromartie camp.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork reports that Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel could be an option for the Jets, but the Eagles would probably more than the Jets would give up in trade.  Samuel is due to make a somewhat cap-friendly $5.6 million in 2011.

Either way, and as Cimini explains it, the Jets need a pair of corners who can handle man-to-man coverage.  With last year’s first-round pick, Kyle Wilson, not having a stellar rookie season, the Jets need a veteran to pair with Darrelle Revis.

It remains to be seen whether Cromartie is willing to be the Jets’ second choice.  Given that Cromartie has willingly played second fiddle through four days of free agency, we’ve got a feeling he’ll find a way to forgive and forget, once the check for the signing bonus clears.

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  1. pnut87 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:00 PM

    NOW they go after a corner…

  2. goawayeverybody says: Jul 29, 2011 10:02 PM

    The Jets must try to retain Cromartie, no?

  3. emmac13 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:02 PM

    If the niners fly in him and the family for a visit they will need two planes. One for his big head. The other for the children.

  4. thetooloftools says: Jul 29, 2011 10:06 PM

    I cannot stay away from this web page tonight !
    I LOVE IT !
    Like a moth to a flame.

  5. ezmac58 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:07 PM

    If I’m Cromartie I tell fat boy to screw after putting all his chips in on NA. Rexy may have gotten a little too big for his britches on this one. No pun intended….actually yea there was.

  6. rambo08 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:07 PM

    San Francisco’s baby population is surely going to spike nine months from now.

  7. johnnyshore says: Jul 29, 2011 10:08 PM

    I assume he wants his money in advance for his massive child support bills, much like the situation with the jets.

  8. kmurph1226 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:09 PM

    He should do it. Jets tried to get Asomugha before him. Show them up.

  9. centexhorn says: Jul 29, 2011 10:10 PM

    The ‘Boys need to pick someone up, bad. $10 says they get him.

  10. michaeldgonzales says: Jul 29, 2011 10:11 PM

    They like Cromartie, but they’ll end up with Cromagnum!

  11. msclemons67 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:12 PM

    There are a few un-impregnated females in the Bay area. Cromartie could be a fit.

  12. shanehockey28 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:12 PM

    Get over it, everyone was second fiddle to Namdhi lol. As a Cowboy fan Im really hoping Samuel is traded to the jets

  13. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 29, 2011 10:13 PM

    cromartie intrested in finding new wives

  14. theripster30 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:14 PM

    How fitting when you consider he owes child support to 49 different women.

  15. fonetiklee says: Jul 29, 2011 10:15 PM

    Ike Taylor didn’t “find a new home.” He stayed in his old home.

    Just sayin’.

  16. deebo92 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:16 PM

    ahhh yes… plan B

  17. serifyn says: Jul 29, 2011 10:17 PM

    i hope Cromartie signs with the 49ers and the Jets are forced to put a garbage can out there.

  18. prplngold4evr says: Jul 29, 2011 10:17 PM

    The Vikes need to bolster their secondary, come on Spielman, look past all those baby mamas he has and add him to the roster

  19. jmclarkent says: Jul 29, 2011 10:20 PM

    I could see Oakland having interest; their starting CB’s are now Stanford “Wow, he makes that much???” Routt and “not that” Charles Johnson.

  20. iamgoodkid says: Jul 29, 2011 10:21 PM

    you kinda cantakerous, what, you kinda cantakerous leon it’s a joke! LEON!

  21. firstroyal says: Jul 29, 2011 10:21 PM

    I dont know you had the feeling Asomugha was going to be a jet so i am going to have to with Cromartie will be a 49er

  22. wtf__seriously says: Jul 29, 2011 10:21 PM

    Keep him, Jets. Get this done! If it ain’t broke….

  23. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 10:24 PM

    I have a feeling Cromartie will be chomping at the bit to sign anywhere just to get cash-flow.

  24. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 29, 2011 10:25 PM

    I want to wake up tomorrow and see that the 49ers landed Cromartie, and the Jets had to settle for Hank Poteat. Football gods, please make this happen.

  25. pftrumors says: Jul 29, 2011 10:26 PM

    Would be great to see Cro and his cadre of inglorious basterds all decked out Niners colors.

  26. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 10:27 PM

    Two enormously gifted athletic QBs together on one team. Too bad there’s only one brain between the two of them.

  27. bambam1982 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:45 PM

    Im getting tired of reading about whonthe niners are interested in…niners interested in Nnamdi…niners interested in Ochocinco…niners interested in Malcolm Flloyd…niners interested in re-signing Goldston, Baas, Franklin, Spikes, Lawson, Laboy etc.

    THEY AINT SIGN NOBODY YET!!!!

    Oh i 4got they did get David Akers SMH!!!!

  28. goldrush94 says: Jul 29, 2011 10:59 PM

    yeah, they’re interested. they’re always interested. always making contact with the player’s agent. they just always fall short, because other teams want to win more than 49ers do. York’s track record proves it. Fact it, the Jets are gonna resign him and by the time the Niners show “interest” in another DB, that DB will be off the market as well. Always a minute late, a dollar short.

  29. gosuhgo says: Jul 29, 2011 11:01 PM

    The Lions should really get on this…

  30. andyreidisfat says: Jul 29, 2011 11:02 PM

    I think Samuel goes to San Fran for a first next year so Cro-million-kids-arty ends up with the jets or cowgirls most likely the jets though.

  31. cosanostra71 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:03 PM

    I hope the Niners can pull it off, but I’m tired of them consistently settling for Plan B.

  32. 72Perfection says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 PM

    Actually Cromartie would be more safe in SF seeing as he cannot impregnate a man!!! It is the GAY capital of the world!!
    As to the NY JOKES…oops…I mean NY JERKS….ooops I mean NY JEST…..oops I mean NY J.E.T.S. they dont need no stinkin Nnamdi….Coach Twinkle Toes…oops..I mean Coach Foot in mouth…..ooops I mean Coach Ryan has already guaranteed a 3peat!! They did win the last 2 Super Bowls….didn’t they???

    Just
    End
    The
    Season

  33. merc13 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:26 PM

    Damn the niners dropped Clement for absolutely nothing. Im a jets an I don’t know how teams like the lions bengals and niners have fans with the moves they make, no disrespect intended.nat least the jets try to make moves

  34. jayniner says: Jul 29, 2011 11:34 PM

    So is anyone else concerned that they are focusing on these guys and ready to pay big bucks for them….all the while Frank Gore is absent wanting a longer term agreement?

    After all, SF has been saying their priority is to sign and retain their current starters…

  35. bambam1982 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:41 PM

    They keep saying their priority is to sign and retain their current starters & they havent done that yet either

  36. goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:42 PM

    jayniner says: Jul 29, 2011 11:34 PM

    So is anyone else concerned that they are focusing on these guys and ready to pay big bucks for them….all the while Frank Gore is absent wanting a longer term agreement?

    After all, SF has been saying their priority is to sign and retain their current starters…

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    Most fans are more worried that Gore is asking for more money when he keeps missing more and more games. He is aging, past his prime, and probably won’t make it through the season again. I really hate to say it because I love Gore, but it would be silly to give him a big long term deal now.

  37. bambam1982 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    Most of the aquisitions that were made we didnt hear of the team being interested. All we knew was that when we turned on the tv, computers, radios all we heard was a player was signed to that team. All im sayin is stop talkin & start signing

  38. goldrush36 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:52 PM

    The 49ers seem to be “interested” in a lot of people. Wake me when the interest turns into a contract for anyone half worth a crap. I was thrilled and surprised to see them chase Asomugha, but they didn’t get him, and let the best alternative slip because they threw their eggs in one basket instead of talking to multiple people just like when they pursued Harbaugh. They lucked out on that one, but swung for the fences and missed not only Nnamdi, but Joseph as well because they only focused on him. Now all we hear coming out of Santa Clara is crickets, and occasional reports of “interest”

  39. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:20 AM

    The jets better have an alternative to all this

  40. goldrush94 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:33 AM

    @72Perfection says: Jul 29, 2011 11:08 PM

    Actually Cromartie would be more safe in SF seeing as he cannot impregnate a man!!! It is the GAY capital of the world!!

    —————————————————————funny you say that. Miami has more gay folks than SF. That includes the Dolphins.

  41. ctiggs says: Jul 30, 2011 12:33 AM

    please niners lets do something

  42. goldrush94 says: Jul 30, 2011 12:39 AM

    @merc13 says: Jul 29, 2011 11:26 PM

    Damn the niners dropped Clement for absolutely nothing. Im a jets an I don’t know how teams like the lions bengals and niners have fans with the moves they make, no disrespect intended.nat least the jets try to make moves
    ——————-
    Dude, the Jets have only been relevant for the last few years. Don’t go around acting like you’re a fan of a model franchise. Your team was the joke and doormat of the NFL all through the 70’s 80’s, 90’s and most of this past decade, so just stay with the pacifier a little longer until your team actually wins a title. Then, you can speak.

  43. briank1ne says: Jul 30, 2011 12:41 AM

    Im going to clear the air here for all the BS thats being said on this blog…
    #1: who cares if cromartie has mad kids.
    #2: gore deserves a new contract. Give it to him. everyone is acting like hes on his way out of the league. Like hes going to give up. Hes not crabtree alright. They had to hide his helmet from him when he broke his hip. yes his hip. Not a foot injury from tight cleats. He wants to play. Hes top 5 in the league. Let him play. Sign him to a 3 yr deal. Hes gore. The man. And has the same work ethic as rice.
    #3 damnit just get a cornerback thats decent. The niners arent doing anything. But neither are alot of other teams.who cares if arizona got Kolb and the seahawks got Jackson. Ill put my chips on smith. But we need at least 1 wideout and 1 corner. we got the linebackers and our saftys arent bad. You guys are sounding like a bunch of eagle fans :)

  44. briank1ne says: Jul 30, 2011 12:44 AM

    alot of people are seeming to forget that we did get someone. His name is Jim Harbaugh.

  45. goldrush36 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:00 AM

    @ briank1ne if Gore had Rice’s work ethic he wouldn’t be holding out. Nuff said. He would also prove he deserves a longer commitment by lasting the whole season for once in his life. There is more to work ethic than not wanting to come off the field (you know that could also be selfishness). 4.9 million is plenty for him. Yeah his salary is 2.9 but he gets an automatic 2 mil roster bonus. Gore is a beast, but you can’t count on him to be there every week.

  46. goldrush36 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:01 AM

    Oh they also haven’t re-signed Goldson so I wouldn’t count on the safety thing too much yet.

  47. 4d9erdynasty49 says: Jul 30, 2011 1:16 AM

    Im a niner fan. One word to describe the last couple days, depressing.

  48. terrellblowens says: Jul 30, 2011 1:19 AM

    I love how the Jets put all their eggs in one basket and got totally burned. They have been losing some players and they missed out on other talented free agents. If Cromartie leaves, the Jets will have managed to get worse in their chase for Nnamdi. As an Eagles fan, I love watching the NY crybabies (Giants and Jets alike) get owned. Almost as much as I loved how the Eagles made Jerry Jones cry when they got Nnamdi haha! Fly Eagles Fly!

  49. briank1ne says: Jul 30, 2011 1:35 AM

    @goldrush: selfishness? hell. if the guy is greedy with touchdowns let him be greedy or selfish. His touchdowns are my touchdowns. Gore scores at least a td a game. give him a raise. Hes the most important person on our team. make sure hes happy.

  50. jayniner says: Jul 30, 2011 1:52 AM

    briank1ne says:
    Jul 30, 2011 12:41 AM
    Im going to clear the air here for all the BS thats being said on this blog…
    #1: who cares if cromartie has mad kids.
    #2: gore deserves a new contract. Give it to him. everyone is acting like hes on his way out of the league. Like hes going to give up. Hes not crabtree alright. They had to hide his helmet from him when he broke his hip. yes his hip. Not a foot injury from tight cleats. He wants to play. Hes top 5 in the league. Let him play. Sign him to a 3 yr deal. Hes gore. The man. And has the same work ethic as rice.
    #3 damnit just get a cornerback thats decent. The niners arent doing anything. But neither are alot of other teams.who cares if arizona got Kolb and the seahawks got Jackson. Ill put my chips on smith. But we need at least 1 wideout and 1 corner. we got the linebackers and our saftys arent bad. You guys are sounding like a bunch of eagle fans

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  51. jayniner says: Jul 30, 2011 1:53 AM

    Let’s try this again….

    Where’s the “LOVE IT” button for this comment….click!!!

  52. CKL says: Jul 30, 2011 2:48 AM

    andyreidisfat says:
    Jul 29, 2011 11:02 PM
    I think Samuel goes to San Fran for a first next year so Cro-million-kids-arty ends up with the jets or cowgirls most likely the jets though.
    __________________________________
    As a Pats fan, I will be seriously pissed if Asante leaves before my team gets to face him this year. I’ve reeeeeaaaallllly been looking forward to that. If he goes to SF I will have to wait one more year for that.

  53. savannahrose44 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:52 AM

    The niners are stuck in the past dreaming of the old days… Where did they finish last year? Oh yeah that’s right 3rd in their division. I almost feel sorry for them…Almost.

  54. savannahrose44 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:57 AM

    Forgot to add maybe Frank Gore wouldn’t hold out if your dumbass ex-head coach hadn’t run him into the ground with 50 thousand carries a game. If they were trying to beat a dead horse they may have gotten their wish. This guy has been used and abused and I don’t blame him for wanting a new contract…not that he’s likely to get one.

  55. chadinkc30 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:15 AM

    Honestly if every person has the argument that Antonio has alot of kids than they obviously don’t know crap about football! It doesn’t mean a darn thing! Derrick Thomas had 8 kids I believe from 6 different women, are you gonna pass on him? I don’t think so! In 2 years he will be better than nhamdi bet on that!

  56. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:09 AM

    Goldfish the jets went to the playoffs 7 times since 1999 they been a decent team for a little over a couple years u dumb a$$. Ur jus jealous of the jets cus the niners haven’t done sh!t since young. All I said is we got a gm that tries to get players here, what’s your gm doin? Oh wait u signed Alex smith, great job.

  57. dd393 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:52 AM

    prplngold4evr says: Jul 29, 2011 10:17 PM

    The Vikes need to bolster their secondary, come on Spielman, look past all those baby mamas he has and add him to the roster

    ============================

    Oh, yeah, he’d fit right in with those Scandanavian females just looking to hook up with a Viking stud. They do need a new cruise director, as well.

  58. ampats says: Jul 30, 2011 8:57 AM

    “If” Cromartie has any self respect he tells the Jersey Jets to pound sand.

    Then again thats a big IF.

    Looking forward to that CB duo Mevis and Kyle Wilson

  59. boltdaddy says: Jul 30, 2011 10:18 AM

    This one is simple. It will be about the $ and only about the $. AC is not smart enough to care about anything or anyone else. Get ready to say goodbye as he gets on board a j-e-t out of town.

    If he leaves the j-e-t-s gave up a second round pick for NOTHING! I like you more each day baby huey.

  60. billsjetsfan says: Jul 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    I’d like to see the Jets keep him.

  61. moseszd says: Jul 30, 2011 3:02 PM

    jayniner says: Jul 29, 2011 11:34 PM

    So is anyone else concerned that they are focusing on these guys and ready to pay big bucks for them….all the while Frank Gore is absent wanting a longer term agreement?

    ====

    Dude, Gore’s way over-rated. In 2006 FO had him as the 12th back in the NFL and that was his peak. In 2007 he was down to 15th or so. Since then he’s been 29th (2008), 20th (2009) and a big, fat 34th last year.

    Add to his obviously declining effectiveness, he’s a big-time fumbler, not much of a pass receiver (too many drops and tips) and that his style of running causes excess injury risk and wear… The 49ers would be lucky to get 12 below-average games a season out of him.

    And, if you failed to notice, Westbrook was much better than Gore once Gore went down. He made more of a difference on the field during his 6 games than Gore did in his 11…

    I appreciate what Gore did, but he’s really declining and declining fast. I don’t think he’s worth resigning.

    Better to chase Ahmand Bradshaw or Joseph Addai. Or even go after Westbrook again, only this time as a starter…

  62. moseszd says: Jul 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    savannahrose44 says:Jul 30, 2011 2:57 AM

    Forgot to add maybe Frank Gore wouldn’t hold out if your dumbass ex-head coach hadn’t run him into the ground with 50 thousand carries a game. If they were trying to beat a dead horse they may have gotten their wish. This guy has been used and abused and I don’t blame him for wanting a new contract…not that he’s likely to get one.

    lol. 17 carries a game is hardly ‘running a back into the ground.’

    Get a clue. Gore has ALWAYS BEEN INJURY PRONE. He was HURT EVERY YEAR in college and every year, except 2006, in the NFL.

  63. bambam1982 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:16 PM

    What the 9ers need to do is give Cromartie whatever he needs and trade for Asante Samuels, sign Goldson back, sign Aubrayo Franklin back, bring in Braylon Edwards, Steve Smith, or Malcolm floyd, Cullen Jenkins

  64. fwahab98 says: Jul 31, 2011 2:04 AM

    I’m getting frustrated finding out the Niners are interested in a player. If the Niners really wanted to sign someone why don’t they target who they want and just act aggressive, fly them to the bay area, show them the money and get the deal done! We have yet to sign someone, and you look at some other teams like the Eagles and you start to wonder, what the hell is going on?!

    I’m trying to be patient as a fan but it’s getting to a point where all the top players are getting signed else where.

    Right now, I see two players the Niners missed out on which would have significantly improved our team’s weakness’….Sidney Rice (deep threat which we don’t have) and Asomugha (our top corner we have been searching for since Deion).
    With those two additions = NFC West Champs.

  65. croqkbh says: Jul 31, 2011 3:16 PM

    Al Davis needs to sign him.

    Cro, Routt, Branch, Huff with M. Mitchell, Stevie Brown, Chris Johnson, and the 4 CB ‘s we drafted the last two years will be fine without Nnamdi…(who is a punk and will not win a championship)

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