Jets bring back Cromartie

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, Last Updated: 6:34 PM ET

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - New York Jets re-signed cornerback Antonio Cromartie on Monday.

Terms weren't announced, but the Star-Ledger reported that the free agent returned to the Jets on a four-year deal worth $32 million.

Cromartie appeared to be out of the picture when the Jets pursued the prize of this year's free agent class, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Instead, the Philadelphia Eagles landed Asomugha and the Jets turned back to Cromartie, who spent the 2010 season with the club after being acquired from San Diego.

"We were talking to some other players, he was talking to some other teams," said Tannenbaum on Monday. "As I told him, in free agency it's not where you start, it's where you finish. I'm really happy he's back and I think we can build on what we started last year."

Cromartie played well opposite Darrelle Revis, recording 42 tackles and three interceptions in 15 games. He missed the only game of his NFL career last season.

The 27-year-old Florida State product was San Diego's first-round draft choice in 2006. He recorded 15 interceptions during his time with the Chargers.

In addition, the Jets also signed cornerback Donald Strickland.

Selected in the third round of the 2003 draft by Indianapolis, Strickland spent last season with the San Diego Chargers as a member of the No. 1 ranked defense in the NFL.

He played in all 16 games, recording 16 tackles and one sack.


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