GM Smith: Cromartie not on the block

March, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Forget the talk about Antonio Cromartie being on his way out in San Diego.

San Diego general manager A.J. Smith told ESPN's John Clayton that the team is not interested in trading the cornerback. It was reported Monday that Cromartie could be on the market if the team signed cornerback Drayton Florence.

Smith said Cromartie will not be traded regardless of any move the team may or may not make. Cromartie had 10 interceptions in 2007 but his production slipped badly in 2008.

If the Chargers sign Florence, they will be stacked at cornerback. The team also has Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason and Cletis Gordon. Jammer had a solid season in 2008, Cason is a promising 2008 first-round pick and Gordon was just given a second-round tender as a restricted free agent. Add Cromartie and Florence to the mix and the Chargers could potentially have the deepest group of cornerbacks in the NFL.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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