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Antonio Cromartie signs one-year deal with Arizona

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So much for a reunion between Rex Ryan and Antonio Cromartie. 

Instead, the veteran cornerback has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, two sources confirmed to Newsday Thursday afternoon.

The Jets released Cromartie two days before the start of free agency in an effort to clear cap space. But while the cornerback held out hope that he would return...

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CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picks Giants over Jets

Denver Broncos' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie answers questions during Super

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had his choice of two New York teams.

And the Jets weren't his final answer.

The former Broncos cornerback agreed to a five-year, $35-million deal with the Giants Monday, according to multiple reports. And as a result, Rex Ryan and the Jets have even fewer options for their No. 1 cornerback spot.

The team released veteran Antonio Cromartie prior to free...

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Source: Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie visiting Cardinals

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Antonio Cromartie has already begun exploring his options.

The veteran cornerback, who was released on Sunday by the Jets, is in Arizona for a Thursday visit with the Cardinals, a source confirmed to Newsday.

The cornerback said on ESPN Radio Monday that the Jets never reached out to him or his agent to negotiate a new contract. “We didn't hear anything from them,” Cromartie said.


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Antonio Cromartie on NFL's marijuana ban: 'We’re just going to do it anyway'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the Broncos have

NFL players should be allowed to smoke weed if they want to, said Antonio Cromartie. 

During a sit-down interview posted last week on an entertainment web site, the Jets cornerback said he believes the league should remove marijuana from its banned substances list.

“They need to just let it go,” the three-time Pro Bowler told, a web site affiliated with hip-hop...

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Richard Sherman can't compare to Darrelle Revis' days with Jets, says Rex Ryan

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, left, and Seattle Seahawks

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Rex Ryan was extremely complimentary of Richard Sherman, but the Jets coach made it clear the Seahawks cornerback can’t hold a candle to Darrelle Revis in his prime with the Jets.

“Sherman’s probably a guy that has played about as well as any corner in the league this year, so that’s great,” Ryan said Friday, while serving ice cream to fans in Mahattan as part of a promotional event with New...

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Antonio Cromartie to replace injured Patriots CB Aqib Talib in Pro Bowl

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The Jets now will have two representatives in the 2014 Pro Bowl – and neither of them is Muhammad Wilkerson.

A day after center Nick Mangold was invited to replace Seattle’s Max Unger in Hawaii later this month, the Jets announced Monday that Cromartie will replace injured Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib in the Pro Bowl.

"Thank u everyone for your blessings. I'm rely[sic] excited...

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Antonio Cromartie says he'll consider himself a Jet until 'told otherwise'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie warms up before the

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Antonio Cromartie reiterated his desire to remain a Jet for life during a Monday morning appearance on NFL AM. But it remains to be seen if the front office shares those same feelings.

The eight-year veteran knows there’s a good chance he could be a salary cap casualty. He carries a $15 million cap hit in 2014, which includes a $5 million roster bonus in March. There’s also the issue of Cromartie’s...

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No Jets selected to the Pro Bowl

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Rex Ryan had hoped his team would be well represented in Hawaii.

But not one Jet – not even defensive stud Muhammad Wilkerson – was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl. Instead, center Nick Mangold and Wilkerson, a third-year defensive end, were selected as first alternates. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has been battling a nagging hip injury all season, is a second alternate.

The Pro Bowl...

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Antonio Cromartie restricted by hip

Jets' Antonio Cromartie says he will be 100

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Last season, Antonio Cromartie stepped out of the shadow of injured Darrelle Revis and showed he, too, could play like a premier cover cornerback. But with Revis having moved on to Tampa Bay as a free agent this season, Cromartie has experienced a tough year as leader of a Jets secondary that ranks only 25th in average passing yardage allowed.

Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace last Sunday...

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Jeremy Kerley inactive; Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie will play

Jeremy Kerley (11) stretches for the end zone

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Jeremy Kerley appeared to be pleading his case on the field hours before kickoff. But the slot receiver didn't get his way.

Kerley -- who dislocated his left elbow two weeks ago -- is one of seven inactive players for Sunday's must-win game against the Dolphins. Here's the good news for the Jets: Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie will both play.

On Friday, Rex Ryan said he was "concerned"...

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