Antonio Cromartie Likely to Play Versus Steelers

By Alan Schechter

Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) runs for a touchdown past New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie (31) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Jets defeated the Falcons 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

That is a change in the right direction for Jets’ fans.

After the report that Antonio Cromartie was likely out on Sunday, the opposite report is coming in. ESPN insider Adam Schefter has tweeted, just a few minutes ago, that Cromartie is likely to play on Sunday in the game against the Steelers.

If true, this is huge for the Jets as we all know. The Jets are thin at the CB position, with Dee Milliner out with injury, and Kyle Wilson not out with injury. The more experienced bodies they can have out there, the better. The Steelers have an active group of wide receivers, like Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. The Jets need all hands on deck back in coverage.

They may be winless, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are never an easy team to stop. The Jets will have to play a terrific game tomorrow to get it done. Having Antonio Cromartive available to assist will make a huge difference.