The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday evening that they’ve agreed to terms with veteran CB Antonio Cromartie.
- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts signed CB Antonio Cromartie to a one-year contract worth $3 million and includes $250,000 guaranteed.
- According to Rapoport, Cromartie receives another $500,000 in incentives.
We have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie. pic.twitter.com/tuIITAlXR8
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 23, 2016
It appears as though Cormartie’s workout on Monday went well enough for them to sign him to a contract.
This move makes sense for the Colts, as they could use some depth at cornerback, especially with Pro Bowler Vontae Davis dealing with an injury.
Cromartie, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Chargers back in 2006. He spent four years in San Diego before he was traded to the Jets. After one year in Arizona, Cromartie later returned to the Jets for the 2015 season.
Cromartie was in the second year of his four-year, $32 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed when he was released back in February in a move that freed up $8 million in available cap space for the Jets.
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.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.