Jets News

Antonio Cromartie Agrees to Restructure to his Contract

By Alan Schechter

Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

No matter what you can say about this Jets team, you can say this, there is a new sheriff in town and his name is John Idzik.

Earlier today, we reported that Santonio Holmes agreed to restructure his contract to save money against the cap.  It turns out that his savings will amount to approximately $3.5 million.

Now, we have one more restructure to report for you tonight.

Reports have surfaced that cornerback Antonio Cromartie has agreed to restructure his deal.  The media guys like Manish Mehta are reporting the move tonight, which ultimately isn’t a major sacrifice to Antonio, as he will be moving his signing bonus around to spread it out.  The savings, however, appears to be around $4.2 millions against the current cap number.

So, look at what John Idzik was able to do day one.  No, he wasn’t able to sign anyone today, or re-sign as the case may be.  But he WAS able to clean up some of Mike Tannenbaum’s mess, by taking two outspoken Jets roster members, and convincing them to re-work their contracts to help the team.

Good job sir.