January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice cornerback Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets (31) celebrates after catching the football on a Team Sanders

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Antonio Cromartie open to Washington Redskins

Before the start of free agency, the New York Jets decided they had to upgrade their offense.

The decision to do so was obvious and has been for some time, but that hasn’t stopped the Jets from continuing to lose skill players.

To clear cap room, the Jets had to part ways with a key defense player and released veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie is not without his issues, but corners with Cromartie’s mix of size and speed are hard to find.

Cromartie may entertain a return to the Jets, but one team he is interested in playing for are the Washington Redskins, who have already locked up their own free agent cornerback, DeAngelo Hall.

The Redskins could wind up being interested in Cromartie, but will probably look at other defensive backs, like Carlos Rogers and Ryan Clark, who visited the Redskins on Wednesday.

Cromartie was originally drafted with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. After four years in San Diego, he joined the Jets.

He had 38 tackles and three interceptions last season.

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