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Antonio Cromartie named latest Pro Bowl replacement

Nov 3, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) looks on before facing the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The draft pool for the 2014 Pro Bowl has had another last minute replacement, with New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie being named to the roster on the morning that the inaugural draft is set to kick off.

Cromartie will be filling in for New England Patriots corner Aqib Talib, who suffered a knee injury in the AFC Championship after a hit over the middle by Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.

When the initial roster was named, the Jets had zero representatives in the upcoming all-star game, but now they will have two players in Hawaii.

Cromartie joins Jets center Nick Mangold as the two players  representing New York’s AFC team.

The Pro Bowl will likely be the last time that Cromartie suits up with a Jets helmet. When the offseason begins, Cromartie is expected to be released.

Topics: Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets, Pro Bowl

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  • Paul Newbold

    You have to be kidding!? This guy couldn’t cover his shadow all season!! Just goes to show, the Pro Bowl remains a joke!

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