NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have released cornerback Antonio Cromartie, a cost-cutting move that will save the team $8 million in salary cap space.
The decision Monday marks the second time in three years that the Jets have cut Cromartie, who was re-signed last offseason after a year in Arizona. After reuniting with Darrelle Revis in New York, Cromartie struggled at times midway through the season before having a solid finish.
Cromartie will turn 32 in April and the Jets appear ready to move on, possibly with one of their younger cornerbacks such as Marcus Williams, who led the team with six interceptions, or Dee Milliner, a 2013 first-rounder who has been beset by injuries.
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Cromartie had no interceptions for the first time since his rookie season in 2006 with San Diego, with whom he spent his first four seasons.
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