Jets make it official, cut Antonio Cromartie

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This is the time to remind our gentle readers that contracts in the NFL are rarely worth the paper they’re printed on.

(Paper is expensive.)

The Jets announced today that they had released cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who was one year into a four-year, $32 million contract.

Cromartie struggled, and wasn’t nearly worth that kind of pact last year. So with a non-guaranteed $8 million coming his way, it was an easy call for the Jets to cut bait.

They have an in-house replacement in Marcus Williams. But with Darrelle Revis still quite good but in a decline, the Jets couldn’t afford to keep another veteran corner at premium rates.