Oct 27, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) on the sideline with safety Dawan Landry (26) and cornerback Dee Milliner (27) during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated New York 49-9. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Cromartie wants to retire with New York Jets


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.

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