The New York Jets announced Monday that they’ve released veteran CB Antonio Cromartie.
This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, as there had been talk that Cromartie was likely to be a cap casualty this offseason.
Cromartie, 31, signed a four-year, $32 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed with the Jets last year. He was set to make a base salary of $8 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Cromartie will free up $8 million in available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2015, Cromartie appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 29 tackles, a fumble recovery and 12 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 86 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.