Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets bring back Cromartie, re-sign Colon

Admin - March 12, 2015

The New York Jets secondary will look pretty similar to the 2012 version, as the Gang Green agreed on a deal with free agent CB Antonio Cromartie. Cromartie, 30, spent four seasons with the Jets before being released a year ago and signing 1-year contract with the Cardinals, whose then-defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, is now the Jets' head coach. Now he's back with the Jets, reportedly signing a 4-year deal worth around $8M per year.

Cromartie missed just one game in four seasons with the Jets, intercepting 13 passes and defending 51. Last season Cromartie was rated the NFL's 45th-best cornerback (and also 45th in cornerback coverage ratings) by Pro Football Focus.

In other news, the Jets re-signed free agent OG Willie Colon, who spent last two seasons with the Gang Green. The new contract is a 1-year deal that will pay Colon the league minimum $870,000. Colon never missed a game in last two seasons, but he was penalized 14 times in 2014, the highest total for any guard, according to Pro Football Focus.