Antonio Cromartie signs with Arizona Cardinals

San Diego Chargers' wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) reaches to grab a pass after beating New York...

San Diego Chargers' wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) reaches to grab a pass after beating New York Jets' cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) in the second quarter of their National Football League game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 23, 2011. (REUTERS)

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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with cornerback Antonio Cromartie and will pair him opposite rising star Patrick Peterson, according to multiple reports.

The Cardinals now have a star-studded secondary that includes free safety/nickel back Tyrann Mathieu, who was enjoying a standout rookie season before suffering a knee injury last year. Arizona also has excellent depth with veteran cornerbacks Justin Bethel, Bryan McCann and Jerraud Powers on the roster.

Cromartie struggled last season, in part due to injury, and was released by the Jets, who were unwilling to pay a $5 million roster bonus due this month and absorb his $14.98 million salary cap figure for 2014 but did hope to re-sign him. The Jets have also missed out on free agents Vontae Davis and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, leaving Dee Milliner and fellow disappointing former first-round pick Kyle Wilson as the current starters, with Darrin Walls also in the mix.

Ryan was reportedly upset Jets general manager John Idzik was unable to sign Rodgers-Cromartie,


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