Colin Kaepernick isn’t the only player who thinks he’s been excommunicated from the NFL for protesting. Former Jet Antonio Cromartie said he, too, is unemployed because he took a knee during the national anthem last year. “I’m not going to say ‘part’ of the reason. That is THE reason,” Cromartie told the Daily News. “My play wasn’t part of it. I still feel that way after a whole entire year.” Cromartie played for the Jets from 2010-2013 during the Rex Ryan era and returned for one more season in 2015. Last year, he played in four games for the Colts before he was released in early October. His wife Terricka has said Cromartie, the first Colts player to demonstrate during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was fired because he took a knee. Cromartie did struggle and was benched before he was released Oct. 4, 2016. Two weeks after he was cut, Colts owner Jim Irsay was quoted saying football stadiums are not the place for political protest. “I think it’s the wrong venue,” Irsay told USA TODAY Sports. “It hasn’t been a positive thing. What we all have to be aware of as players, owners, PR people, equipment managers, is when the lights go on we are entertainment. We are being paid to put on a show. There are other places to express yourself.”