Antonio Cromartie is still on the open market as the second week of the preseason approaches. After a sluggish 2015 campaign, the 32-year-old cornerback hasn’t garnered much interest around the league.
Cromartie is still optimistic he will find work eventually once the dust settles from training camp.
“My 2015 campaign wasn’t a great campaign and I think if you look at the first 10 games of the 2015 season it wasn’t great at all for me,” Cromartie told NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. “My last six games were more like me. … I think something is going to happen for me soon so I’m looking forward to it.”
Cromartie was released by the Jets following the 2015 season. He failed to intercept a pass for the first time since his rookie season in 2006 and showed signs of regression during his second stint with the Jets.
Cromartie re-joined the Jets during the 2015 offseason when he signed a four-year, $32 million deal. He was cut after just one season, particularly because his $7 million guaranteed was front-loaded in the first year of the deal.
There’s no doubt Cromartie was one of the game’s preeminent cornerbacks. But the market has clearly spoken, and it’s saying Cromartie might not have much left in the tank. All the 11-year veteran can do is wait, and hope.