Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie may be under contract for 2014, but even he knows his current deal isn’t likely to last. Cromartie admitted he expects to be a cap casualty this offseason. “I think I (will be),” Cromartie said on NBC Sports Network. “Just because my cap number is very high. And I had one of the worst seasons of my career this past year. I was banged up. I got hurt in Week 2, but that’s not an excuse.” “I just had a bad year,” Cromartie added. “That falls heavily on me and no one else.” Under his current deal, Cromartie is scheduled to carry a team-high cap number of $14.98 million, according to overthecap.com. He is due a $5 million roster bonus in March, which is when the team will have to make a decision by. If he is cut, he could still return to the Jets on a cheaper deal. Does he expect to be back on the Jets? “That’s the plan,” Cromartie said. “I’m not guaranteeing it.” Cromartie was one of many players to speak in favor of retaining Rex Ryan at the end of the season when it looked like the coach could get fired. Though owner Woody Johnson said otherwise, Cromartie said he isn’t sure Ryan would have been back if the Jets hadn’t beaten the Dolphins in Week 17.
Antonio Cromartie expects to be a cap casualty
New York Daily News | Jan 15