“I think right now, everyone just wants to see the younger guys, the guys they drafted,” Cromartie said. “But you also have to look at it this way — I’m 32 years old, going into my 11th year. My 2015 campaign wasn’t a great campaign and I think if you look at the first 10 games of the 2015 season it wasn’t great at all for me. My last six games were more like me … I think something is going to happen for me soon so I’m looking forward to it.”
Last month, a report surfaced that Cromartie may have played his last down in the NFL, due to lingering hip concerns. However, Cromartie made it clear that he isn’t considering retirement, and his hip wasn’t an issue for him last year.
“Hell, no. I’m not done,“Cormartie said. “My hip wasn’t the problem last year.”
Cromartie hasn’t found any reported interest since he became available several months ago. Although, Jets HC Todd Bowles didn’t rule out the possibility of re-signing Cormartie at some point, depending on what happens this summer.
The Dolphins were tossed out as a potential option, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald later reported that Miami isn’t pursuing him.
Cromartie also said that he would be interested in playing for the Cowboys, but they too haven’t shown any interest.
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 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 have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.