Dealing with a nagging hip injury, Antonio Cromartie may not play during either of the Jets’ final two regular season games this season.
The defensive back is facing a potential surgery, but he’s already looking forward to his future, recently suggesting he wants to retire with the New York Jets:
“I expect to be here, yeah,” he said. “It’s my eighth year, I have a big bonus coming in March, which is not guaranteed, but still, I expect to be here. I want to be here. This is where I want to finish my career, and that’s it.”
It’s an admirable statement though there could be some hefty changes coming to the Jets roster this offseason, which could include Cromartie – especially given his hip issue.
Cromartie isn’t the player he was earlier in his career and while not completely ineffective, he’s certainly expendable in a potential roster purge.
Of course, if Cromartie is open to restructuring his contract, he’d likely increase his chances of sticking around.