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Report: Cromartie open to Jets return for less money

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 08:  T.J. Yeldon #24 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is pushed out of bounds by Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets with Darrelle Revis #24 in pursuit during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 8, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Jets released cornerback Antonio Cromartie to save themselves money under the cap for the second time in three years on Monday, but it seems their decision wouldn’t have a negative impact on Cromartie signing up for a third tour with the team.

Darryl Slater of reports that Cromartie is “expected to be willing” to re-sign with the Jets for less than the $8 million he was slated to make before being released. Cromartie expressed his happiness being back in the area several times over the course of the season and, per Slater’s source, loved playing for coach Todd Bowles.

It’s not a great surprise that Cromartie would be open to a return. His 2015 work isn’t going to earn him $8 million on the open market, so sticking with a familiar defense while playing on a similarly discounted contract has appeal.

The Jets would have to want Cromartie back too, of course. Given Cromartie’s willingness to play for less, the fact that they cut him now rather than work toward a different resolution suggests they’d be OK if he’s not on the roster next season.

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17 Responses to “Report: Cromartie open to Jets return for less money”
  1. kneedragr says: Feb 22, 2016 4:10 PM

    He needs to get paid! He has what, 11, 12 kids through 8 women? Whats his plan for after football?

  2. lscottman3 says: Feb 22, 2016 4:31 PM

    What about Revis?

  3. Irsay's Bong says: Feb 22, 2016 4:34 PM

    He’s got kids to feed!!!

  4. pastabelly says: Feb 22, 2016 5:13 PM

    $3 million per year and a two year deal. Done.

  5. playsanity says: Feb 22, 2016 5:15 PM

    he’s guaranteed 400k a year once retired so he’ll be fine.

  6. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 22, 2016 5:29 PM

    if hes gonna take a pay cut then hell need to lower his expenses by cutting a few of his kids off. really shameful of the jets to do that to his famliy

  7. mongo3401 says: Feb 22, 2016 5:39 PM

    He has to feed his kids. He just don’t remember their names

  8. f1restarter says: Feb 22, 2016 6:27 PM

    He has enough kids to field his own football team, but at least he’s willing to give money to the babymommas for their care.

    And to the best of my knowledge, he doesn’t beat them with sticks like Adrian Peterson.

  9. jchipwood says: Feb 22, 2016 6:54 PM

    This guy has more kids than Belichick has tainted championship rings (including afc tainted championship rings).

  10. plum54 says: Feb 22, 2016 8:27 PM

    So chippy that would mean he has NO children since nothing is tainted!!!

  11. tindeaux says: Feb 22, 2016 8:27 PM

    i think cro just wants to be close to his kids

  12. jets4thewin says: Feb 22, 2016 9:09 PM

    I’d welcome him back but not until we get Fitz signed and fiure out what we’re doing with Wilkerson.

  13. rogerWWEgoodell says: Feb 22, 2016 9:22 PM

    Whats with the guys fascination with the jets? Stockholm syndrome?

  14. akaodoyle says: Feb 22, 2016 10:09 PM

    This is the one guy who can honestly say “I need enough to feed my family”, and not be mocked openly.

  15. MurdochMysteries says: Feb 22, 2016 11:36 PM

    kneedragr says:

    “Whats his plan for after football?”

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Professional Sperm donor.

  16. jetsfan19666 says: Feb 24, 2016 11:32 AM

    oh God imagine his going to the Giants to play with his cousin DRC??

  17. jets4everandever says: Feb 26, 2016 6:50 AM

    LISTEN!!!Cro is not the guy anymore he has gotten beat all year long wr were going crazy against him this year.. look at the stats how many tds were scored on him.. How many yrds he gave up to wrs.. I think if you got the money to bring him back at a cheaper price bring him back. You can’t have enough db’s on the team.. bUT it’s for sure time to get younger at the position.. don’t get me wrong I like cro he is very loyal to the jets organization. . But we have to get younger and better at the DB position..

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