New York Jets No. 1 corner Antonio Cromartie has had a disappointing 2013 season, and it’s been disappointing due to both ineffectiveness from Cro and injuries. His latest injury is a concussion that he picked up against the Oakland Raiders, and he initially seemed questionable to play this week, especially when he missed yesterday’s practice. But now, it looks like Cromartie will be a “go” this week against Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers, as ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini reports that Cromartie is back at practice.
This means that Cromartie will most likely be out there this week, and he’ll be hoping to finally have a bounce-back performance. But even though he’s been a disappointment this season, Cromartie is still clearly the Jets best cornerback, though that’s not actually saying much given the struggles of the Jets secondary this year. Cromartie was a beast when Darrelle Revis went down last season, but he hasn’t replicated the success that he had last season as the Jets No. 1 CB.
But give Cromartie plenty of credit for his toughness, because he’s played through a few injuries this season and hasn’t missed a game yet. I don’t anticipate him to be out on Sunday, but he will definitely have to be at his best against Smith, Cam Newton, and the Panthers. It’s great to hear that Cromartie is back at practice, and it seems like Cro’s concussion was, thankfully, only minor. Either that, or Cromartie is rushing back in order to get on the field.