Saturday, March 15, 2014
Jets let Ro-Cro leave without deal
By Rich Cimini
The cornerback-needy New York Jets visited Saturday with Denver Broncos free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but he left without a deal and headed to meet with the New York Giants, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. Rodgers-Cromartie is scheduled to huddle Sunday with the Giants.
The Jets want Rodgers-Cromartie, thought to be the best man-to-man corner left on the open market, but they couldn't come to an agreement. It would be tough losing him and doubly tough if they lose him to the Giants.
After a few big contracts early in free agency, the cornerback market has slowed down. Rodgers-Cromartie reportedly turned down a six-year, $54 million contract from the Broncos ($24 million in the first three years), so that should give you an idea of his asking price.
The Jets have to replace Antonio Cromartie, whom they released last Sunday for cap considerations. He has said he'd like to return to the Jets.