After probably a longer wait than he would have liked during the free agency period, former New York Jets defensive back Anotnio Cromartie has found a new home with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a report from Adam Schefter.
Former Jets CB Antonio Cromartie reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per ESPN source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014
After being cut by the Jets prior to the free agency period beginning, the rumors were rampant about a few landing spots for the veteran, including a possible return to the Jets that was not completely ruled out.
In the end, it was the Arizona Cardinals that won out, and Cromartie will only add some experience to an already talented defensive backfield in Arizona that includes Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. The defense in Arizona wasn’t that bad last year, so adding Cromartie into the mix certainly doesn’t hurt as they look to move themselves more toward the top in the NFC West.
Cromartie played all 16 games last season with the Jets, recording 35 total tackles and three interceptions.