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NFL Breaking News: Jets release Cromartie, Eagles Jenkins inks new deal

The New York Jets tonight announced they parted ways with veteran Cornerback Antonio Cromartie - the second time he has been released by Gan


The New York Jets tonight announced they parted ways with veteran Cornerback Antonio Cromartie – the second time he has been released by Gang Green in his career. The move frees up $8 million of Salary Cap room and leaves the Jets with no dead money on the books due to the lack of guaranteed and deferred money in the contract. It is a move that comes as little surprise as Cromartie struggled last year, Pro Football Focus had him ranked 103rd out of 118 ranked corners. Playing opposite Darrell Revis is always tough on DBs playing in man based schemes as you are going to get extra attention from opposing QBs wary of throwing at the perennial All Pro but the Jets were looking for more production to justify that salary. The release does not necessarily mean that Cromartie will not play for the Jets in 2016 as the market may be slow for the nearly 32 year old corner and New York may look to bring him back but on a much lower salary. One player who will be playing for a much higher salary next season is Philadephia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins. According to multiple sources Jenkins new deal is for $40.5 million over 5yrs, with $16 million fully guaranteed and $35 million in new money over and above his existing contract. The Eagles have been busy early in Doug Pedersen era, cutting veterans like Riley Cooper and reaching deals with key players in TEs Brent Celek and Zach Ertz, Tackle Lane Johnson and Defensive End Vinny Curry. There are still big decisions to be made in Philadelphia though, with the fate of QB Sam Bradford yet to be determined and agreement needing to be reached with DL Fletcher Cox.

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NFL Breaking News: Jets release Cromartie, Eagles Jenkins inks new deal

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