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Antonio Cromartie says goodbye to the Jets

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The Jets have told Antonio Cromartie he is being released.

Cromartie, who was viewed as a potential cap casualty, confirmed as much when he wrote a farewell message to the team and its fans on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

“I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much with helpin me grow as leader and a player. S/O 2 my teammates I wish u guys the best,” Cromartie wrote. “I would also like to give a big up to The Jets Fan base. Thank you for all the support thru my 4 yr career with you. Thank you again. It’s time for a new chapter in my life and now it’s time to let my lord and savior lead my steps every step of the way.”

The departure of Cromartie means the Jets will be big players in the free agent cornerback market. The Jets are believed to be very interested in signing Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner when free agency officially begins on Tuesday.

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53 Responses to “Antonio Cromartie says goodbye to the Jets”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 9, 2014 2:51 PM

    My fourth grade sister has better grammar skills than Antonio Cromartie.

  2. andreboy1 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:52 PM

    If the plot for Home Alone ever happened in real life it would likely involve Cromartie forgetting one of his 8 kids.

  3. jetsfan67 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:53 PM

    Take care cro. Good luck.

  4. jakezog3rd says: Mar 9, 2014 2:53 PM

    He will now have time to spend with his kids!

  5. kd75 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:53 PM

    More time to spend with his 13 kids…

  6. orivar says: Mar 9, 2014 2:53 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Mar 9, 2014 2:51 PM
    My fourth grade sister has better grammar skills than Antonio Cromartie.
    ——————————————-

    That’s interesting but what does that have to do with spelling?

  7. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:54 PM

    i can see both the cromarties on the broncos

  8. jetsfan67 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:54 PM

    Your 4th grade sister has more class than you pftpoet.

  9. joeytorontosucks says: Mar 9, 2014 2:54 PM

    His life decisions may be poor and tends to get run over by players. But pass coverage has always been good

  10. bopac says: Mar 9, 2014 2:55 PM

    Come to Philly! It’s a great place to raise your 12 kids, and the 8 women you’ve had children with will love the King of Prussia Mall!

  11. ryann252013 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:56 PM

    Jet fans everywhere will miss ALCROTRAZ!! But it had to be done sadly :(

  12. caseyanthonymunoz says: Mar 9, 2014 2:56 PM

    As a parting gift, he left two Jet secretaries and a massage therapist pregnant.

  13. touchdownnn says: Mar 9, 2014 2:57 PM

    how is he going to take care of his 24 children?

  14. tcorn6 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:57 PM

    Anyone else see him going back to the chargers?

  15. mr4thand1 says: Mar 9, 2014 2:58 PM

    Who’s gonna pay for all them kids now?

    #BABYMAMADRAMA

  16. thevikesarebest says: Mar 9, 2014 2:59 PM

    ^He still has better grammar skills than packer fans.

  17. meatcarroll says: Mar 9, 2014 3:00 PM

    The reigning world championship Seahawks don’t want you.

  18. remyje says: Mar 9, 2014 3:00 PM

    @pftpoet does she share the basement with you at your moms house? or do you get it all to yourself?

  19. icebowler says: Mar 9, 2014 3:00 PM

    I’m just glad the Packers locked up Shields before the CB market gets really crazy.

  20. number1hawkfan says: Mar 9, 2014 3:01 PM

    By your comments I assumed you were in fourth grade poet. I didn’t know you had a twin sister.

  21. realnflmaster says: Mar 9, 2014 3:02 PM

    Thanks for your service. The Pats 1st string CB couldn’t even make the Jets 90 man training camp roster/

  22. jetsfansince1968 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:03 PM

    Let him test his free market value, then give the Jets a chance to resign him.

  23. htowntexansred says: Mar 9, 2014 3:04 PM

    God have nothing to do with a brutal sports such as football. Use your own judgement for the next landing spot.

  24. billco6192013 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:08 PM

    COULD BE A STEAL FOR THE GIANTS AND STAY IN NEW YORK

  25. jacobslatter says: Mar 9, 2014 3:09 PM

    What do Travis Henry & Antonio Cromartie have in common?

    Right now, pretty much everything.

  26. whatjusthapped says: Mar 9, 2014 3:09 PM

    He should sign with the Vikings and compare notes with Peterson. You have one guy who doesn’t even know the name of his kids combined with the other guy who didn’t even know his kid existed, at all, until the kid ended up in the hospital.

    Cook could teach the both on the finer points of bitch slapping your ho and how to avoid getting hurt in NFL games by sitting in the local county jail.

  27. afce22 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:10 PM

    never a huge fan of Cromartie, but that was a classy way to go.

    and the guy learned to be a leader and hate the Pats. so he’s got some redeeming qualities

  28. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 9, 2014 3:16 PM

    So I’m assuming this means he won’t be brought back at a reduced salary? Unfortunate. Best of luck in the future, Cro.

  29. haraldsigurdson says: Mar 9, 2014 3:28 PM

    Viking Age website says Verner is set to sign somewhere immediately on Tuesday, but nobody knows where. Was letting Cromartie go an indication that the Jets have Verner locked up?

  30. pantherfan40 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:29 PM

    1800 g-e-t-t-l-e-m-a-n

  31. unfortunatelyabillsfan says: Mar 9, 2014 3:35 PM

    So you’re saying The Lord lead you in the path of birthing many children with multiple women? Guess The Lord does work in mysterious ways

  32. mrbigg513 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:39 PM

    Raider nation

  33. mrbigg513 says: Mar 9, 2014 3:39 PM

    That speed he’s oakland ready

  34. TheWizard says: Mar 9, 2014 3:58 PM

    and the guy learned to be a leader and hate the Pats. so he’s got some redeeming qualities

    You SHOULD hate them considering they’ve spent the past dozen or so years slapping you around.

  35. cursedvikings1998 says: Mar 9, 2014 4:18 PM

    Does anyone remember when the Jets were so bitterly disappointed that Nnamdi Asomugha didn’t sign with them?

    Good times, good times.

  36. justafan2014 says: Mar 9, 2014 4:19 PM

    Good luck cro

  37. slobberknocker says: Mar 9, 2014 4:24 PM

    The great thing about all your kids following you via twitter is you don’t have to write individually to them to keep them updated on daddy changes

  38. baldy55 says: Mar 9, 2014 4:32 PM

    Good player for the Jets. Would love to see him back in Green & White for less money.

  39. thetooloftools says: Mar 9, 2014 4:44 PM

    Class. Total Class.

  40. JackedUpSports says: Mar 9, 2014 5:02 PM

    had some really good times with cro on the jets. you really had to stop once in a while to appreciate the depth he brought to that secondary

  41. dickshotdogs says: Mar 9, 2014 5:03 PM

    He makes me wanna throw up in my mouth.

  42. goldrush36 says: Mar 9, 2014 5:30 PM

    The pack overpaying Shields just shy of 10 mil per is going to be the cause of a really crazy market. And yes when you give up 200+ to a 34 year old Boldin you are way way way overpaid

  43. sdchargerdeserter420 says: Mar 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    Come back to the Chargers Antonio. You were one of the many AJ Smith casualties that ran the team into the ground.

  44. thelastpieceofcheese says: Mar 9, 2014 6:44 PM

    Hey Tony, come to the dolphins. You and Grimes can shut down the whole field.

  45. bbbmf says: Mar 9, 2014 7:06 PM

    So many negative comments and wise cracks about his kids; has anyone ever heard of him NOT taking care of his responsibilities to them?

  46. bleedgreentillidie says: Mar 9, 2014 7:14 PM

    Dude provides for all 8 or 18 of his kids some of clowns don’t provide for the ONE kid you may have. This is a sad day in JET NATION my dude will be missed. Hopefully we can resign him before its too late.

  47. denver1983 says: Mar 9, 2014 7:54 PM

    Come to the Broncos!! Have both Cromarties on the same team!!

  48. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Mar 9, 2014 8:17 PM

    Thanks for help Cro!

  49. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 9, 2014 8:29 PM

    Thanks for the good times CRO…

    Best of Luck!

  50. claimersays says: Mar 9, 2014 8:44 PM

    thepftpoet says:

    My fourth grade sister has better grammar skills than Antonio Cromartie.

     But can she play man?

  51. bradleyward70 says: Mar 9, 2014 9:01 PM

    You guys can all make fun of pftpoet but I seem to recall this guy not being able to remember all his kids names…..stay classy Cromartie!!

  52. Big Ant TV says: Mar 9, 2014 11:12 PM

    the jets needs a new revis dat badly??

  53. nyjfanz says: Mar 10, 2014 10:46 AM

    I know Cro played hurt, but here’s what I saw last year: got beat deep, poor tackling – but was very good at disguising pass interference moves resulting in no calls. In my opinion, there’s better talent available out there, let’s move on.

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