After leaving the game last week in the loss to the Ravens, New York Jets corner-back Antonio Cromartie has yet to make his return to practice. Cro appeared to have aggravated a lingering hip injury he has been nursing for several weeks, and his uncertain status could mean bad things for thew New York Jets moving forward. The Jets secondary has not been very effective this season, and Cro in particular has not looked like the player he was last season after Revis went down, so this lingering injury could make the Jets already porous secondary even worse. However, it has been evident that Cro has not been physically one hundred percent most of this season, and the most prudent course would be to give him time to heal.
In the mean time this will give a chance for the next guys up to get more playing time and maybe prove to be strong, consistent contributors to a struggling unit. On the back end of the corner back roster the Jets have Darrin Walls, Isaiah Trufant and Ellis Lankster. Lankster and Trufant have a lot of experience in Rex’s system, and all three already see live game playing time so the transition might not be too rough, but it will be interesting to see whether they perform or disappoint.