The San Diego Chargers are shopping former first-round pick Antonio Cromartie, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. With LaDainian Tomlinson likely on his way out of town, the Chargers are in desperate need of help at running back. Darren Sproles is a dynamic player, but he's not ready to carry the load for an entire season.
CromartieThere's been speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might be a viable trading partner because of their talented group of running backs. But as ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins points out, Cromartie wouldn't really be a good fit for the Cowboys. Mike Jenkins is on his way to becoming an All-Pro and Terence Newman was a replacement player in the Pro Bowl. Nickel cornerback Orlando Scandrick came on strong in the second half of the season.
Cromartie would be a luxury item at this point. The Cowboys have a talented and inexpensive asset in former fourth-rounder Tashard Choice, but it just doesn't make sense to trade him for a cornerback. It's up to offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to do a better job using Choice in 2010. In fact, Garrett would be wise to take a look at how Sean Payton used his running backs in New Orleans.
I'm going to break away and write a column about the Skins' quarterbacks situation at some point today. You guys on board with that?