The New York Jets will release cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Cromartie was told of the franchise's decision and took to his personal twitter to break the news. Cromartie was traded to the Jets in 2010.
“I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much with helpin me grow as leader and a player. S/O 2 my teammates I wish u guys the best,” Cromartie tweeted. “I would also like to give a big up to The Jets Fan base. Thank you for all the support thru my 4 yr career with you. Thank you again. It’s time for a new chapter in my life and now it’s time to let my lord and savior lead my steps every step of the way.”
Cromartie was drafted by the Chargers in 2006 before dealing him to the Jets after four seasons. Cromartie has spent the past four seasons with the Jets, where he recorded 13 interceptions and 52 pass deflections.
In all eight seasons, Cromartie has 28 picks and 94 pass deflections.
"Cro is one of the finest athletes I’ve ever coached," Jets coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. "He was willing to contribute wherever the team needed him to win games, be it defense, special teams or offense. He has a passion and enthusiasm for the game and I wish him and his family the best.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.