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Antonio Cromartie Traded to New York Jets

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Antonio Cromartie Traded to New York Jets
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Antionio Cromartie was traded to the Jets for a  2011 third-round draft choice that could turn into a second-rounder. He comes with some legal baggage, but he is 25 years old and led the NFL in interceptions (10) in 2007.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro team that year. That season he returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown.

Darrelle Revis was a Pro Bowler and All-Pro for the Jets at corner last season.

Cromartie replaces Lito Sheppard , who the Jets released because of his roster bonus.

Besides his legal troubles Cromartie has battled injuries which have affected his play over the past two seasons.

He had just two interceptions but has not missed a game.

He is 6′2″ and ran a 4.38 at the combine which means he brings great size, speed, and athleticism to the Jets.

His other flaws include missing tackles and getting burned for touchdowns. However, he should be re-energized playing alongside Revis and under Head Coach Rex Ryan . The former first-round pick is in the final year of a five-year, $12.5 million contract which should motivate him to play on an elite level again.

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