NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Jets have agreed to terms on a contract with Antonio Cromartie, keeping the cornerback in New York after losing out on Nnamdi Asomugha.
Cromartie, acquired last offseason from San Diego, was solid for New York opposite Darrelle Revis, finishing with 42 tackles and three interceptions.
The person spoke to The Associated Press early Monday morning on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move.
After signing wide receiver Santonio Holmes, their top priority, the Jets went after Asomugha and were one of the favorites to land the most-coveted player in free agency. But Asomugha surprisingly signed with Philadelphia, leaving New York to go to its backup plan in Cromartie.