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Report: Antonio Cromartie expected to face Steelers

Antonio Cromartie looks on during OTAs at the

Antonio Cromartie looks on during OTAs at the Atlantic Health Training Center. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

Good news, Jets fans.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Antonio Cromartie is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers (0-4).

The Jets' No. 1 cornerback was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after he hyperextended his knee during a closed-to-the-media portion of practice Thursday.  

"It was one of those hold-your-breath-type deals," Rex Ryan said. "...We were on the goal line and he just went to change directions and then he went straight down. His knee gave and he went straight down. My initial reaction obviously wasn’t good. You’re thinking oh, great. It’s unbelievable. 

"A guy like him who’s in phenomenal shape and all that, you’re not thinking he’s ever going to get hurt. He never takes a play off and then there he is laying on the ground. Obviously, there was a big concern but then later we found out that he’s going to be ok. I don’t know if he’ll play this game or not, but it seems like he’s going to be OK."

Ryan said if Cromartie is unable to play Darrin Walls and Kyle Wilson will play outside and Isaiah Trufant will play the nickel.

The Jets (3-2) are already without first-round pick Dee Milliner (hamstring), Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and Kellen Winslow, who was suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

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