Cro flies to 'Zona, what now?

March, 20, 2014
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Cromartie
The New York Jets' cornerback crisis became more pronounced Thursday with the news, reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, that Antonio Cromartie has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

What now?

The Jets cut Cromartie before free agency with the understanding that the door was open for a return, according to Cromartie. Since then, the Jets have failed to address the need. They missed out on free agents Vontae Davis and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, they showed no interest in Darrelle Revis, and they missed a chance to bring back Cromartie. It's possible the Jets were concerned by Cromartie's troublesome hip; we might never get a straight answer on that.

Right now, the Jets' starters are Dee Milliner and Darrin Walls, with Kyle Wilson in the slot. Rex Ryan has to be a bit concerned, and that's an understatement.

One name to watch: The Houston Texans are said to be shopping Johnathan Joseph, who could end up being released for cap considerations. Cornerback, once considered the strength of the Jets, is now a big problem.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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