Former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie remains on the free agent market, but he believes that he’ll have an NFL deal soon.
“I think right now, everyone just wants to see the younger guys, the guys they drafted,” Cromartie told NFL Network. “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.”
Cromartie was heavily linked to the Dolphins this offseason, but coach Adam Gase apparently isn’t a huge fan of his. Miami auditioned Cromartie earlier this summer and although they said they’d keep his number handy, they have since signed Chris Culliver to help round out their CB group. Cromartie seemed to hint that he is receiving interest, but it’s not clear exactly who is reaching out to him at this stage of the offseason.
Here’s more from the AFC East:
- Doug Kyed and Zack Cox of NESN.com do not believe that tight ends Clay Harbor and Bear Pascoe will make the Patriots‘ 53-man roster. Instead, both writers see A.J. Derby getting the third TE spot in New England to back up Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett. Harbor only recently returned from an injury and Derby has performed better than him so far in camp.
- The Patriots don’t need wide receivers, but Kyed (on Twitter) believes that they could have some interest in Leonard Hankerson, who was released by the Bills on Monday. The Pats, he notes, waived Hankerson last year with the intention of bringing him back before Buffalo swooped in. In 2012 with the Redskins, Hankerson caught 38 passes for 543 yards and three touchdowns. He has not been able to produce on that level in the last three seasons, however.
- Dolphins wide receiver Griff Whalen is a dark horse candidate to make the team, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald tweets. As shown on Roster Resource, Griffin is fighting for a spot behind Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, and Leonte Carroo.