Friday, March 14, 2014
Jets schedule visit with Rodgers-Cromartie
By Rich Cimini
The New York Jets could replace a Cromartie with a Cromartie. Sort of.
Looking to replace cornerback Antonio Cromartie, whom they released Sunday, the Jets have scheduled a visit with his cousin, free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported. Rodgers-Cromartie was scheduled to arrive Friday night.
The cornerback market is dwindling, so this might be the Jets' best option. Rodgers-Cromartie is coming off a good season -- his only season -- with the Denver Broncos, but some are concerned about his motivation. He talked about retirement only two months ago (he backed off), but the topic is sure to come up when he sits down with Jets officials. He reportedly turned down a six-year, $54 million contract from the Broncos, prompting them to turn their attention to Aqib Talib.
Rodgers-Cromartie was a first-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011 and had two mediocre seasons before landing with the Broncos.